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Reentry Matters: Second Chance Act 10th Anniversary Edition

November 14, 2018

Featuring 21 stories from programs across 19 states, Reentry Matters profiles the impact of Second Chance Act grant-funded programs through both the practitioners who run them and the people who are impacted by them.

Infographic: Reducing Recidivism–States Deliver Results (2018)

November 14, 2018

"Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results" profiles 11 states that have experienced impressive declines in their return-to-prison rates since recidivism was at its most recent peak in each state.

Second Chance Act Spotlight: Darius Dennis, Norfolk, Virginia

September 13, 2018

“I have the motivation to be in control of my own choices—for how I see my future and how I see my children’s future,” Darius Dennis said. “That’s what the program taught me. So it was absolutely the right thing for me at the right time.”

Reentry Essentials: The Role of Corrections in Reentry

August 20, 2018

The primary function of correctional supervision was once seen as control and custody; however, corrections agencies have increasingly come to recognize that focusing on rehabilitation and planning for reentry are fundamental to their missions to increase public safety.

Funding and Training Opportunities

Visit the Funding and Training Opportunities page to see a list of open solicitations, including those for Second Chance Act (SCA) and Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grants. SCA funding supports state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations in their work to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning from state and federal prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities. JMHCP funding helps states, local government, and tribal organizations improve their responses to people with mental disorders who are involved with the criminal justice system.

Publications

Best Practices for Successful Reentry for People Who Have Opioid Addictions

November 29, 2018

This fact sheet from the National Reentry Resource Center describes the best practices that correctional, community-based behavioral health, and probation and parole agencies can implement within their systems to ensure reentry for people who have opioid addictions is safe and successful.

Father Reentry and Child Outcomes

November 19, 2018

This brief explores children’s behaviors when a father is incarcerated and when he is released.

Reentry Matters: Second Chance Act 10th Anniversary Edition

November 14, 2018

Featuring 21 stories from programs across 19 states, Reentry Matters profiles the impact of Second Chance Act grant-funded programs through both the practitioners who run them and the people who are impacted by them.

Infographic: Reducing Recidivism–States Deliver Results (2018)

November 14, 2018

"Reducing Recidivism: States Deliver Results" profiles 11 states that have experienced impressive declines in their return-to-prison rates since recidivism was at its most recent peak in each state.

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Webinars

2018 Second Chance Act Orientation for Adult Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning Grant Program

November 8, 2018

During this webinar, recipients of 2018 Second Chance Act Adult Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning grants received information on the requirements and deliverables of the program. Specifically, grantees learned how they will develop a strategic plan that is comprehensive, collaborative, and multisystemic in its approach to increase economic mobility and reduce recidivism for people returning to the community from incarceration.

2018 Second Chance Act Orientation for the Community-Based Adult Reentry Program: Category 2

November 7, 2018

During this webinar, grantees received information about the grant program, including steps for getting the program started, submission of the Planning and Implementation Guide, and Bureau of Justice Assistance expectations.

2018 Second Chance Act Orientation for the Innovations in Reentry Initiative Grant Program

November 5, 2018

During this webinar, FY18 SCA Innovations in Reentry grantees received information about the grant program, including steps for starting their program, submitting the Planning and Implementation Guide, and fulfilling Bureau of Justice Assistance expectations.

2018 Second Chance Act Orientation for Reentry for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Grant Program

November 1, 2018

In this webinar, representatives from the NRRC, along with staff from BJA, provide an overview of the Second Chance Act's Reentry for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness (CSAMI) grant program and explain the training and technical assistance opportunities that are available to grantees, including the Planning & Implementation Guide, and other resources available to grantees.

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