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April is Second Chance Month!

April is Second Chance Month

The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is observing Second Chance Month to support successful reentry of formerly incarcerated adults and youth.

Last year, OJP awarded more than $110 million to reduce recidivism and support adults and youth returning to their communities after confinement. OJJDP awarded nearly $15 million through its Second Chance Act programs to help strengthen families and provide reentry services and programs to youth.

"America is a Nation of second chances, and it is critical that our criminal and juvenile justice systems provide meaningful opportunities for rehabilitation and redemption." 
                                                                                                               — President Biden

The National Reentry Resource Center, with support from OJJDP and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, offers a variety of reentry resources. The Center provides a reentry events calendar and access to webinars, podcasts, and live learning events. The Center’s website also includes resources for the justice field and Second Chance Act grantees.

Register for Second Chance Month activities and OJJDP reentry webinars.


Date Published: April 1, 2022