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Department of Justice Awards $53 Million in Second Chance Act Grants

September 22, 2016

On September 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice awarded $53 million in Second Chance Act grants to state, local, and tribal organizations to reduce recidivism among adults and youth after confinement. OJJDP Second Chance Act grants support community supervision reform and training to state and local community supervision agencies; help reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for young fathers and mothers returning to their children, families, and communities; support implementation of statewide changes to service delivery for youth; and support efforts to improve outcomes for juveniles under community supervision.

These grants align with the Obama Administration’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, which seeks to close opportunity gaps faced by young people, often by boys and young men of color.


Visit the National Reentry Resource Center.

The Department of Justice is a member of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, which the President officially chartered in April. Read the council’s report "The Federal Interagency Reentry Council: A Record of Progress and a Roadmap for the Future."

Read about Second Chance Act initiatives to facilitate successful juvenile reentry.

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