Check Out BJA’s Publication – Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees Across the United States
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released a new publication, Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees Across the United States, that highlights the positive impacts reentry initiatives can have on programs and communities. Officials at all levels of government recognize the need for initiatives to support the successful reentry of people in the nation’s state prisons to their communities. To respond to this need, Congress passed the Second Chance Act, a first-of-its-kind bipartisan legislation that authorizes federal grants to support reentry programs for adults and juveniles, nearly 600 of which have been awarded to government agencies and nonprofit organizations in 49 states by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP).
The publication provides a snapshot of the positive impact reentry initiatives have by focusing on areas vital to reintegration back into the community, including employment, education, mentoring, and substance abuse and mental health treatment. The publication also features programs that address the needs of a particular population, such as youth, women, and tribal communities that demonstrate the diversity of approaches that can address recidivism and increase public safety.
To download the publication, click here.