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:

You might also be interested in

Explainer: Building Effective Partnerships with Continuums of Care to Increase Housing Options for People Leaving Prisons and Jails

As leaders and people impacted by the criminal justice system work to improve outcomes for people leaving prisons…

Read More

Tips for Engaging Caregivers of Children with Incarcerated Parents in Reentry Programming

For the millions of children who have a parent in prison or jail, being separated…

Read More

Federal Spending Bill Funds Key Criminal Justice Programs

After months of delays and negotiations, Congress recently approved a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year…

Read More