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Second Chance Mentoring Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2014 Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors solicitation. Applications are due June 2, 2014.


Second Chance Adult Reentry Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2014 Second Chance Act Two-Phase Adult Reentry Demonstration Program: Planning and Implementation solicitation. Applications are due June 2, 2014.


Read About Second Chance Program Accomplishments

Read BJA's latest fact sheet: Second Chance Act Grant Program Accomplishments, October 2009–September 2013. Since 2009, BJA has made 493 awards totaling nearly $244 million to 48 states and U.S. territories, and more than 77,000 individuals have participated in SCA programs.


Second Chance Reentry Demo Program Webinar

Applying for Second Chance Act Two-Phase Adult Reentry Demonstration Program funding? Register now for a webinar, hosted by BJA's National Reentry Resource Center, on April 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. eastern time.


NRRC Adds Local-Level Info to Reentry Service Directories

The National Reentry Resource Center has expanded the Reentry Service Directories to include city and county-led initiatives, adding over 200 local government-led reentry programs.


States Report Reductions in Recidivism

BJA's National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) released "States Report Reductions in Recidivism," a policy brief which highlights a number of states reporting significant reductions in recidivism. The states profiled in the report show significant declines in their 3-year recidivism rates based on data tracking individuals released from prison in 2005 and 2007. NRRC is a project of the Council of State Governments Justice Center, in partnership with the Urban Institute, the Association of State Correctional Administrators, and the American Probation and Parole Association.


Pay for Success

Learn more about Pay for Success, which is being incorporated into several of BJA's FY 2013 Second Chance Act solicitations.


Five-Year Anniversary of the Second Chance Act

This month marks the 5-year anniversary of the Second Chance Act, the landmark legislation authorizing federal grants to support programs aimed at improving outcomes for people leaving prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities and reducing recidivism. Read "A The Second Chance Act: The First Five Years" for more information.


BJA Director Participates in Congressional Briefing on Second Chance Act

On April 24, 2013, the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) and the National Association of Counties sponsored a congressional staff briefing with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) on the Second Chance Act. Panelists included BJA Director Denise E. O'Donnell; A.T. Wall, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections; Art Wallenstein, Director of the Montgomery County (MD) Department of Correction and Rehabilitation; Pam Rodriguez, President of Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities; and David D’Amora and Jessica Nickel of the CSG Justice Center. View the highlights or the full briefing.


Children of Incarcerated Parents Web Site Launched

FindYouthInfo.gov has launched a new Children of Incarcerated Parents web site, which provides a number of new products, such as the Children of Incarcerated Parents MythBusters series; the Toolkit for Child Welfare Agencies, Federal Prisons, and Residential Reentry Centers; and research-based public education materials developed by Sesame Street®. FindYouthInfo.gov was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 18 federal departments and agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth.


Justice and Health Connect Web Site Launched

With support from BJA, the Vera Institute of Justice launched the Justice and Health Connect (JH Connect) web site, www.jhconnect.org. JH Connect provides a series of resources, with the aim of increasing agencies’ abilities to share data between community health and justice systems in a confidential, legal, and ethical way. The goal is to better serve people with behavioral and other health needs who come into contact with justice systems. Read more.


AG Holder Announces “Smart on Crime” Approach at ABA 2013 Annual Meeting

On August 12, Attorney General Eric Holder delivered remarks at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates. "Today, a vicious cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities. And many aspects of our criminal justice system may actually exacerbate these problems, rather than alleviate them," said Attorney General Holder. Read more


Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies

The Council of State Governments Justice Center, in partnership with BJA and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, with additional guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor, has released Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness. This white paper provides a new tool that can be used as a starting point for cross-systems collaborations to reduce reincarceration and unemployment among adults with criminal histories.


Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes

With support from BJA, the Council of State Governments Justice Center released Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees Across the United States. This publication highlights reentry programs which focus on areas vital to reintegration back into the community, including employment, education, mentoring, and substance abuse and mental health treatment.


What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse Adds Education & Employment Findings

The What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse now includes new and updated research findings on the role of employment and education programs in improving reentry outcomes. Having a job is often cited by those exiting incarceration as a key component to a successful transition back into the community. Research supports this notion, indicating that having a job reduces the odds of reoffending. However, the latest findings, now available on the Clearinghouse, suggest that the relationship between employment programs and reentry success is complex. Read more.


AG Highlights BJA Programs at NACo

On March 4, 2013, Attorney General Holder highlighted BJA’s JAG, Justice Reinvestment, and Second Chance programs at the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference.


New! Desistance and Developmental Life Course Theories: Research Summary by Lindsey Devers, Ph.D., CSR, Incorporated

Implementation and Planning Resources
Access implementation and planning toolkits, workplan guidelines, best practices, and learn about upcoming events.

Visit the Second Chance Act Partner Perspectives and Links page to learn about federal agencies and national organizations that support offender reentry programs.

"Crime Control and Prevention Act of 2007" Proposed in Senate Includes "Enhanced Second Chance Act"
Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) recently introduced a new crime control and prevention bill that includes more specific recommendations, further information, and additional provisions and amendments to the Second Chance Act. Some of the new recommendations include the use of videoconferencing and technological advances to foster communication between supervisors and offenders, housing services, and additional reentry services. For more information, view the Enhanced Second Chance Act.

Second Chance Act Slated to Receive $45 Million in House Bill, $20 Million in Senate Bill
In June 2008, the House Appropriations Committee completed the mark-up of the 2009 appropriations bill, which reserves $45 million for programs authorized under the Second Chance Act. As of July 2008, the Senate subcommittee on appropriations has reserved $20 million, but full committee consideration is still pending. For a detailed breakdown of Congress' appropriations, visit the Reentry Policy Council web site.

President Bush Signed into Law the Second Chance Act of 2007
On April 9, 2008, President Bush held a press conference to officially sign the Second Chance Act. At the press conference, President Bush stated, "I'm about to sign a piece of legislation that will help give prisoners across America a second chance for a better life. This bill is going to support the caring men and women who help America's prisoners find renewal and hope." The legislation formally authorizes key elements of the successful Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI), announced by the President in 2004, to help prisoners effectively reintegrate into the community. For more information, read the White House press release.

Information on “Pay for Success” and Implementation of DOJ’s Second Chance Act Programs

Pay for Success Learning Hub
Visit the Pay for Success Learning Hub developed by the Nonprofit Finance Fund for more information about the Pay for Success concept and to access research, articles, and more information.

Webinar Recording on "Pay for Success" and DOJ's Second Chance Act Solicitations
DOJ in partnership with The Nonprofit Finance Fund hosted a webinar on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 entitled: "Pay for Success and the Department of Justice's Second Chance Act Solicitations." Organizations interested in submitting Second Chance Act applications that will include a Pay for Success component were encouraged to participate in this webinar. Additional information on this event can be obtained on the Pay for Success Learning Hub site.

Pay for Success Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A number of FAQs were transcribed and edited from the Nonprofit Finance Fund and DOJ webinar on "Pay for Success and the Department of Justice's Second Chance Act Solicitations." In addition, these FAQs may be updated and potentially include other Pay for Success questions received from the BJA Justice Information Center (JIC) that responds to inquiries from the field on BJA solicitations.


Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program Utilizing Mentors FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/02/2014, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Second Chance Act for mentoring grants to nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act Two-Phase Adult Reentry Demonstration Program: Planning and Implementation FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/02/2014, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications for demonstration projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of individuals who have been incarcerated or detained.
Solicitation

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Making Second Chances Work: A Conference for Grantees Committed to Successful Reentry
The National Reentry Resource Center, with support from BJA has launched the Making Second Chances Work conference web site. Conference participants and others interested in reentry can view the videotaped sessions with experts and download materials used during the conference on some of the most pressing issues facing the field.

Making Second Chances Work: A Conference for Grantees Committed to Successful Reentry was held May 26-27, in Washington, D.C. It brought together 2009 Second Chance Act grantee representatives. Individuals from state and local governments, community and faith-based organizations, and federally recognized Indian tribes participated in two days of meetings with experts in the fields of housing, employment, mental health and substance abuse treatment, community supervision, and other areas important to people transitioning from prison or jail to the community.

Many sessions focused on grantees' making the most of the federal investment in their programs by highlighting accountability issues and key practices such as assessing an individual's risk for committing future crimes, designing data-driven programs, and effectively allocating the limited resources available for people returning from prisons and jails. Special attention was dedicated to sharing strategies on meeting the distinct needs of youth returning to schools and families from detention in a secure facility in an effort to interrupt the costly cycle of crime and incarceration.

National Reentry Resource Center
BJA and the Council of State Governments Justice Center are pleased to announce the launch of the National Reentry Resource Center.

Dr. Gary L. Dennis
Senior Policy Advisor
202-305-9059
E-mail: Gary.Dennis@usdoj.gov

Thurston Bryant
Policy Advisor
202-514-8082
E-mail: Thurston.Bryant@usdoj.gov

Increasing Public Safety Through Successful Offender Reentry: Evidence-Based and Emerging Practices in Corrections, (NCJ 222306), Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Center for Effective Public Policy, Dr. Kurt Bumby; Madeline Carter; Susan Gibel; Rachelle Giguere; Leilah Gilligan; Richard Stroker, 2007. This handbook builds on the experience of delivering SVORI training and technical assistance to participating States and can be used as a supplement to the curricula or as a stand-alone reference for institutional corrections and community supervision agency staff interested in achieving successful offender reentry.
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Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies: Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Job Readiness, This white paper is written for policymakers and practitioners engaged in the corrections and workforce development fields who recognize the need for the two systems to collaborate more closely to improve public safety and employment outcomes for people who have been incarcerated or are on probation or parole.
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Reentry Housing Options: The Policymakers' Guide, (NCJ 230589), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2010. This document provides practical steps that lawmakers and others can take to increase public safety through better access to affordable housing for individuals released to the community.
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Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees Across the United States, This resource highlights the positive impacts Second Chance Act initiatives can have on programs and communities.
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Reentry Partnerships: A Guide for States & Faith-Based and Community Organizations, (NCJ 224916), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2008. This guide presents goals and recommendations which offer strategies for States to build networks with faith-based and community organizations, simplify pathways to funding support, recognize and understand distinct organizational cultures, tailor responses to the populations who will be served by reentry services, and ensure accountability that will help sustain and improve reentry initiatives.
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Why Ask About Family?: By Looking Beyond the Individual to Families and Social Supports, Corrections Officers Can Help Improve Public Safety and Other Outcomes , (NCJ 235254), Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2011. This guide describes the principles of a strength-based, family-focused approach in corrections practices, policy, and reentry planning that can make a difference.
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More BJA Publications

AG Announces FY 2012 Funding
On October 1, the Attorney General announced $58 million in Second Chance Act grant funding to reduce recidivism, provide reentry services, conduct research, and evaluate the impact of reentry programs. Read the press release.

FY 2011 Second Chance Act Grant Awards:

FY 2011 Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Demonstration Field Experiment Grant Awards

View snapshots of Second Chance Program Grantees:

FY 2009 Solicitations:


Announcement:

Second Chance Adult Reentry Demonstration Program Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2013 Second Chance Act Two-Phase Adult Reentry Demonstration Program: Planning and Implementation solicitation. Applications are due June 20, 2013.


Second Chance Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2013 Second Chance Act Comprehensive Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Planning Program solicitation. Applications are due June 28, 2013.


Second Chance Act Reentry Program Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2013 Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders solicitation. Applications are due May 16, 2013.


Second Chance Mentoring Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2013 Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring and Transitional Services for Successful Reentry Program solicitation. Applications are due March 21, 2013.


Second Chance Technology Career Training Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2013 Second Chance Act Technology Career Training Program for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles solicitation. Applications are due March 11, 2013.


Funding:

Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/18/2014, 11:59 PM
This program is designed to improve outcomes for adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders through the screening and assessment of incarcerated individuals, availability of some pre-release programming, leading to the provision of appropriate evidence-based services and treatment after incarceration.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act Technology Career Training Program for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/17/2014, 11:59 PM
This program provides funding to states, units of local government, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes to support the education, training, mentoring, support services, and job placement for incarcerated/detained adults and juveniles in a technology field.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act Comprehensive Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Planning Program FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/28/2013, 11:59 PM
This solicitation will provide funding for 12-month planning grants during which time state-level participants will convene and work to develop and finalize 1) decision-making processes, 2) supervision strategies, and 3) service quality and coordination plans to achieve a reduction in the state’s historical baseline recidivism rate.
Solicitation


Criminal Justice Improvement and Recidivism Reduction through the State-Level Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/27/2013, 11:59 PM
JRI provides resources to states to plan and implement policies and programs to analyze and reduce corrections spending and reinvest savings into strategies that can improve public safety.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act Two-Phase Adult Reentry Demonstration Program: Planning and Implementation FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/20/2013, 11:59 PM
This program provides funds to state and local governments and federally recognized Indian tribes that may be used for demonstration projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of individuals who have been incarcerated or detained.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/16/2013, 11:59 PM
The program is designed to improve outcomes for adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders through the provision of appropriate evidence-based services and treatment during and after incarceration in prison or jail.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring and Transitional Services for Successful Reentry Program FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/21/2013, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications for mentoring programs to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of adults who have been incarcerated.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act Technology Career Training Program for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/11/2013, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications for funding to provide technology career training to persons confined in state prisons, local jails, and juvenile residential facilities.
Solicitation  FAQs


Smart Probation: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/21/2012, 11:59 PM
This program provides resources to states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes to develop more effective and evidenced-based probation practices that effectively address offenders’ needs and reduce recidivism.
Solicitation  FAQs


Second Chance Act Adult Offender Comprehensive Statewide Recidivism Reduction Demonstration Program FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/21/2012, 11:59 PM
This program will provide resources to states to achieve a reduction in a historical baseline recidivism rate through planning, capacity-building, and implementation of effective and evidence-based interventions.
Solicitation  FAQs


Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Program for Planning and Demonstration Projects FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/24/2012, 11:59 PM
This program supports the a commitment to providing services and programs to help facilitate the successful reintegration of offenders as they return to their communities.
Solicitation  FAQs


Second Chance Act Family-Based Adult Offender Substance Abuse Treatment Program FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/24/2012, 11:59 PM
This program is designed to implement or expand family-based treatment programs for adult individuals in prison or jails, that provide comprehensive substance abuse treatment and parenting programs for incarcerated parents (including non-custodial parents) of minor children; provides treatment and other services to the participating offenders’ minor children and family members; and during reentry back into the community.
Solicitation  FAQs


Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/24/2012, 11:59 PM
Under this solicitation, BJA is seeking applications to implement or expand offender treatment programs for offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Solicitation  FAQs


National Adult and Juvenile Offender Reentry Resource Center FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/19/2012, 11:59 PM
This opportunity is for funding to operate a National Adult and Juvenile Offender Reentry Resource Center under the Second Chance Act.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act Technology Careers Training Demonstration Projects for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/02/2012, 11:59 PM
Section 115 of the Second Chance Act authorizes federal awards to states, units of local government, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes to provide technology career training to persons confined in state prisons, local jails, and juvenile residential facilities.
Solicitation  Frequently Asked Questions


Second Chance Act Demonstration Field Experiment: Fostering Desistance through Effective Supervision FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 02/23/2012, 11:59 PM
In partnership with NIJ and NIC, this opportunity supports the goals of the Second Chance Act by implementing and rigorously testing an innovative reentry model in up to four jurisdictions across the United States.
Solicitation  Frequently Asked Questions


Second Chance Act Demonstration Field Experiment: Fostering Desistance through Effective Supervision FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 07/11/2011, 11:59 PM
BJA seeks proposals to implement and rigorously test important criminal justice interventions and programs as part of a multi-site Demonstration Field Experiment (DFE) on prisoner reentry.
Solicitation  FAQ


Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Program for Planning and Demonstration Projects FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/30/2011, 11:59 PM
This program is designed to help communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by offender reentry and recidivism reduction.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act State, Local, and Tribal Reentry Courts FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/30/2011, 11:59 PM
This program was created to help break the cycle of criminal recidivism, increase public safety, ensure accountability, and help better address the growing population of ex-offenders who return to their communities.
Solicitation


The Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Demonstration Field Experiment FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/28/2011, 11:59 PM
This DFE will combine a multisite demonstration of the Hawaii HOPE model with a rigorous experimental evaluation in an applied setting.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/23/2011, 11:59 PM
The coordination of drug abuse and mental health treatment with correctional planning can encourage participation in treatment and can help treatment providers incorporate correctional requirements as treatment goals.
Solicitation  FAQ


Second Chance Act Family-Based Offender Substance Abuse Treatment Program FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/23/2011, 11:59 PM
This section authorizes federal awards to states, units of local government, and Indian tribes to improve the provision of substance abuse treatment within prison and jails and after reentry for offenders who have minor children, and also includes outreach to families and provision of treatment and other services to children and other family members of participant offenders.
Solicitation  FAQ


Second Chance Act Adult Mentoring Grants to Nonprofit Organizations FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/21/2011, 11:59 PM
The Second Chance Act grant programs are designed to help communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by offender reentry and recidivism reduction.
Solicitation  FAQ


Second Chance Act Technology Careers Training Demonstration Projects for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/03/2011, 11:59 PM
Section 115 of the Second Chance Act authorizes the U.S. Attorney General to make federal awards to states, units of local government, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes to provide technology career training to persons confined in state prisons, local jails, and juvenile residential facilities.
Solicitation  FAQ


Second Chance Act Program to Evaluate and Improve Educational Methods for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/10/2010, 07:59 PM
Section 114 of the Second Chance Act authorizes grants to evaluate and improve academic and vocational education for incarcerated adults and juveniles, and then recommend to DOJ/BJA, best practices for such educational programs.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act Technology Careers Training Demonstration Projects for Incarcerated Adults and Juveniles FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/10/2010, 07:59 PM
Section 115 of the Second Chance Act authorizes the U.S. Attorney General to make federal awards to states, units of local government, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes to provide technology career training to persons confined in state prisons, local jails, and juvenile residential facilities. Awarded funds may be used for establishing a technology careers training program to train incarcerated persons for technology-based jobs and careers during the 3-year period before release from a prison, jail, or juvenile residential facility.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act Reentry Demonstration Program: Targeting Offenders with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/03/2010, 07:59 PM
Section 201 of the Second Chance Act authorizes grants to states, units of local government, territories, and Indian tribes to improve the provision of drug treatment to offenders in prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities during the period of incarceration and through the completion of parole or other court supervision after release into the community.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act State, Local, and Tribal Reentry Courts FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/03/2010, 07:59 PM
Section 111 of the Second Chance Act was created to help break the cycle of criminal recidivism, increase public safety, and help states, units of local government, and Indian tribes better address the growing population of offenders who return to their communities. More specifically, Section 111 authorizes the creation of state, local, and tribal reentry courts to monitor offenders and provide them with the treatment services needed to establish a self-sustaining and law-abiding life.
Solicitation


Family-Based Prisoner Substance Abuse Treatment Program FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/03/2010, 07:59 PM
Sections 113 of the Second Chance Act authorizes grants to states, units of local government, and Indian tribes to improve the provision of substance abuse treatment within prison and jails and after reentry for inmates who have minor children and also includes outreach to families and provision of treatment and other services to children and other family members of participant inmates.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act Mentoring Grants to Nonprofit Organizations FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/18/2010, 07:59 PM
The Second Chance Act will help ensure the transition individuals make from prison or jail to the community is safe and successful. Section 211 of the Act authorizes grants to nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes that may be used for mentoring projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of adults who have been incarcerated.
Solicitation


Second Chance Act Adult and Juvenile Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/04/2010, 07:59 PM
The Second Chance Act of 2007 provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of people who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. The Second Chance Act will help ensure the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is safe and successful.
Solicitation  FAQ