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OJJDP-Sponsored Program Helps to Strengthen Bonds between Young Fathers and Their Children

The initiative supports efforts to improve outcomes for young parents returning from detention, out-of-home placement, or incarceration. It also aims to reduce recidivism and promote public safety. With the help of the OJJDP grant, The Up Center is now able to provide prerelease and postrelease services to young fathers, helping guide their way of thinking as they reenter society.

Congressman Scott Taylor Supports Continued Funding for Second Chance Act

“I believe that helping nonviolent offenders get a second chance is a step in the right direction. That’s why I support funding for the Second Chance Act,” Congressman Scott Taylor (R-VA) said. Rehabilitation efforts, such as the ones in the Second Chance Act, will help statewide efforts to reduce the damaging cycle of recidivism.

Imperial County Looks to Reduce Recidivism with Unique Education Program

Sheriff Loera said he has been in law enforcement for more than 40 years and believes this is one of the most successful programs he has seen. “I would encourage any county to get involved in a program like this. It works and it’s going to have a big payoff in the end.”

The Only Fights at This Graduation Were Among Inmates Battling Tears– the Tears Won

Cheers erupted when 34 inmates and former inmates strode across the stage in their royal blue, standard-issue caps and gowns, to pick up certificates for finishing personal and career development classes coordinated by HopeWorks – a non-profit that, among other things, combines faith and counseling to help incarcerated people learn life skills to find work and stability.

LIC Nonprofit Helps Formerly Incarcerated Women Readjust

Over the past 25 years, Hour Children, a nonprofit that aids formerly incarcerated women with children trying to get back on their feet, has been quietly changing lives and broadening its scope throughout Queens.