Category: Second Chance Act

A Second Chance: Prisoners Thrive in Program Designed to Open up Job Opportunities

The Nevada Independent By Michaela Chesin and Trey Arline At Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center on Wednesday, a former soldier-turned-prisoner described loving to paint murals, writing poetry and music and becoming a leader and role model for other inmates. Her speech about the desire to change the narrative about her life brought Gov. Steve Sisolak to tears in …

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Responding to the 2019 Second Chance Act Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Program Solicitation

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Download a PDF of the presentation. In this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Reentry Resource Center review the FY19 Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring …

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Responding to the 2019 Second Chance Act Innovations in Supervision Initiative Solicitation

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Download a PDF of the presentation. During this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Reentry Resource Center will describe the FY2019 Second Chance Act Innovations …

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Responding to the 2019 Second Chance Act Innovative Reentry Initiatives Solicitation: Building System Capacity and Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance During this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Reentry Resource Center describe the FY2019 Innovative Reentry Initiative (IRI) grant program, the application process, and tips …

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[Register for Webinar] Responding to the FY2019 Second Chance Act Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Program

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Tuesday, May 28 Time: 2–3 p.m. ET In this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Reentry Resource Center will review the FY19 Improving Reentry for Adults …

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Responding to the FY2019 Second Chance Act Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Building Capacity to Create Safer Communities Program

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Tuesday, May 14 Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET During this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Reentry Resource Center will describe the FY2019 Second Chance Act Innovations …

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[Register for Webinar] Responding to the FY2019 Second Chance Act Innovative Reentry Initiatives: Building System Capacity and Testing Strategies to Reduce Recidivism Program

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Tuesday, May 14 Time: 3–4 p.m. ET During this webinar, representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Reentry Resource Center will describe the FY2019 Innovative Reentry Initiative (IRI) grant program, the …

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U.S. Senators Express Support for Key Justice Programs

By CSG Justice Center Staff Senate leaders in April took strong bipartisan action in support of three programs in FY 2020—the Second Chance Act, the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA), and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)—aimed at increasing public safety and reducing recidivism at the local and state levels. U.S. Senators …

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Responding to the 2019 Second Chance Act Community-Based Adult Reentry Grant Program Solicitation

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance In this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Reentry Resource Center review the Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry grant program and its application process. These grants …

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County Eases Path to Housing for People with Arrest Records

Austin Weekly News By Michael Romain The Cook County Board of Commissioners recently approved a measure that makes it easier for people with arrest records to secure housing in the county. The board passed the “Just Housing” amendment as a new clause in the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance during a meeting on April 25. …

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