The U.S. Department of Justice announced that $53 Million in grants were awarded to Second Chance Act programs to reduce recidivism among adults and youth returning to their communities after confinement. The Second Chance Act (SCA) programs, administered through the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP’s) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), will support state, local and tribal community organizations in their efforts to reduce recidivism, provide reentry services and support research programs. SCA funding, which covers a broad range of services, training, mentorship and technical assistance programs, will benefit nearly 45 jurisdictions around the country.
For more information on the SCA grant programs, please view the full press release.
If you are a legal aid provider that is receiving funding as a sub-grantee of the SCA initiative, we encourage you to share the good news with NLADA by contacting Arielle Altman at firstname.lastname@example.org.