President Trump Designates April “Second Chance Month”

March 30, 2018

President Trump on March 30 named April 2018 “Second Chance Month,” urging communities to raise awareness about preventing crime and providing people who have completed their prison or jail sentences with “an opportunity for an honest second chance.”

The announcement comes on the heels of the strong action in support of key justice programs, including the Second Chance Act, a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders took last month by gathering 74 signatures of support from U.S. House members. The Omnibus Appropriations bill that was recently signed by the president increased funding for the Second Chance Act from the FY17 level of $68 million to $85 million for FY18.

Read the full text of the President’s proclamation.

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