By CSG Justice Center Staff
Several current and former Second Chance Act grantees—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 awarded funding last month from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to support workforce development, reduce recidivism, and assist people returning to communities after incarceration.
The DOL grants—totaling $64.5 million—are being issued to 40 organizations providing services in 26 states and Washington, DC, through four programs tracks—Reentry Demonstration Projects for Young Adults, Training to Work, Pathways to Justice Careers, and Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release.
Read more from the CSG Justice Center about the reentry initiatives of Volunteers of America of Los Angeles, the RIDGE Project, and the Dannon Project:
- For LA’s Chronically Homeless, Recovery Is ‘Just In Reach’
- RIDGE Project Among Grantees at NRRC Intensive Training Summit
- Birmingham-Area Employers Work to Break Down Barriers to Employment for People with Criminal Records