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NCJ Number: 250178 Find in a Library
Title: The Second Chance Act: Juvenile Reentry
Corporate Author: Council of State Governments Justice Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: July 2016
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Council of State Governments Justice Ctr
New York, NY 10005
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Council of State Governments Justice Ctr
100 Wall Street
20th Floor
New York, NY 10005
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Factsheet; Grants and Funding; Legislation/Policy Description; Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance); Technical Assistance
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fact sheet reviews the provisions of the Federal Second Chance Act, the grant awards it has enabled, and some examples of grant-funded juvenile reentry initiatives under the grant program.
Abstract: In April 2008, Congress passed the Second Chance Act, which authorized Federal investment in strategies to reduce recidivism. The bill authorized up to $165 million in Federal grants to State, local, and tribal government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Since 2008, just over 700 Second Chance Act grant awards have been made to government agencies and nonprofit organizations in 48 States. Approximately 20 percent of these grants have been awarded to agencies and organizations serving juvenile justice populations. Grantees provide vital services, including case management, education, substance use and mental health treatment, family therapy, housing, mentoring, and victim support. Two projects, one in San Francisco and one in Texas, are provided as examples of Second Chance Act grant-funded juvenile reentry initiatives. A figure shows the number of eligible youth in need of services and enrolled in services through Second Chance Act funding, July 2009-June 2015.
Main Term(s): Juvenile parolees
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; California; Case studies; Federal legislation; Grants or contracts; Juvenile Recidivism; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Reentry; Texas
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