The Second Chance Act (Fact Sheet)

Nearly all of the 2.2 million people incarcerated in the United States will be released at some point. People who are returning to their communities after prison or jail have complex challenges and needs that contribute to the likelihood that they may be reincarcerated. Since 2009, more than 800 Second Chance Act grant awards have been made to government agencies and nonprofits for reentry programming designed to provide services that can help reduce recidivism and increase public safety.

April 2018 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the National Reentry Resource Center
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