Category: Second Chance Month

NRRC Director: Second Chance Month is Over, But a New Era of Work Must Begin

By Dr. Nicole Jarrett Dr. Nicole Jarret, director of the National Reentry Resource Center. As April comes to a close, so does Second Chance Month, a time to focus attention on the millions of people returning from prison or jail each year. Ensuring their reentry back into communities is safe and successful matters to everyone, …

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Second Chance Act Q&A: Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts

By CSG Justice Center Staff Gov. Pete Ricketts meets Face to Face with corrections staff and participants of services offered in Nebraska’s Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. This Second Chance Month, The Council of State Governments Justice Center staff asked governors from states across the country why reentry is important to them and the communities they govern. …

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Second Chance Month Q&A: U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) cosponsored the Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2018, providing funding to more than 850 reentry-focused grants across the country. This Second Chance Month, The Council of State Governments Justice Center staff asked elected leaders across the country why reentry is important to them and the communities they govern. Below, find U.S. …

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Palm Beach County Celebrates Second Chance Month in April

Palm Beach County Palm Beach County (PBC) will honor Second Chance Month with multiple events highlighting its efforts to help adults and juveniles transition from prison or jail back into the community. According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately 95% of people who enter prison will eventually be released back …

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Second Chance Month Q&A: Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

By CSG Justice Center Staff Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the 2019 State of the State address. Photo courtesy the Arkansas Governor’s Office. This Second Chance Month, The Council of State Governments Justice Center staff asked governors from states across the country why reentry is important to them and the communities they govern. Below, find Arkansas Governor …

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Promoting Your Reentry Work During Second Chance Month

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center and JustLeadershipUSA, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Download a PDF of the presentation. As reentry practitioners and justice advocates celebrate Second Chance Month, social media has been buzzing with organizations highlighting their efforts to help people transitioning from incarceration back into …

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Second Chance Month Q&A: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

By CSG Justice Center Staff Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, then the state’s attorney general, meets Face to Face with corrections workers at a facility in London, Ohio, in 2017. This Second Chance Month, The Council of State Governments Justice Center staff asked governors from states across the country why reentry is important to them and the …

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Second Chance Month Q&A: North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum

By CSG Justice Center Staff North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signing criminal justice legislation. Source: Governor Doug Burgum. This Second Chance Month, The Council of State Governments Justice Center staff asked governors from states across the country why reentry is important to them and the communities they govern. Below, find North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s reasons …

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Second Chance Month Q&A: Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo

By CSG Justice Center Staff Gov. Raimondo signs Justice Reinvestment legislation in 2017, which prompted an overhaul of Rhode Island’s criminal justice system. This Second Chance Month, The Council of State Governments Justice Center staff asked governors from states across the country why reentry is important to them and the communities they govern. Below, find Rhode …

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Second Chance Month Q&A: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin

By CSG Justice Center Staff Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (left) speaks at the National Business Roundtable. This Second Chance Month, The Council of State Governments Justice Center staff asked governors from states across the country why reentry is important to them and the communities they govern. Below, find Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s reasons why #ReentryMatters. …

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