Second Chance Act Grantees Receive DOL Grants to Support Reentry

October 6, 2016

Department of LaborSeveral current and past recipients of Second Chance Act grants – including Volunteers of America of Los Angeles, Pima Prevention Partnership, the RIDGE Project, Tampa Bay Academy of Hope, STRIVE International, and the Dannon Project – were recently awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to support workforce development, reduce recidivism, and aid reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals. Receiving grants through both federal funding streams reflects the organizations’ track records of providing effective reentry support.

The DOL grants, totaling $64.5 million, are being issued to 40 organizations providing services in 26 states and Washington, DC. They will be issued through four programs – Reentry Demonstration Projects for Young Adults, Training to Work, Pathways to Justice Careers, and Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release. U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez stated, “These grants are an important step in fulfilling our promise as a land of second chances by moving beyond locking people up and instead working together to unlock their potential.”

Read more about the reentry initiatives of Volunteers of America of Los Angeles, the RIDGE Project, and the Dannon Project:

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