Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $775,775)
The Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program supports states, local governments, and tribal governments in partnership with interested persons (including Federal corrections and supervision agencies), service providers, and nonprofit organizations to provide comprehensive reentry services for moderate to high-risk youthful offenders before, during, and after release from confinement.
The Maine Department of Corrections will connect youth reentering communities from incarceration with a reentry process that improves positive youth outcomes, increases the number of mentors/advocates providing reentry services to high-risk youth, increases housing options and stability for formerly incarcerated youth, and increases the number of formerly incarcerated youth in Maine pursuing post-secondary degrees. These four goals will aid in the reduction of youth in secure confinement throughout Maine. Four programs will be implemented: the Maine Success Program, Youth Advocacy Programs, a housing fund to assist youth who need support finding housing after reentry, and a program to support the post-secondary academic goals of formerly incarcerated youth. CA/NCF