President Biden has proclaimed April as Second Chance Month. Join OJJDP and the Bureau of Justice Assistance in supporting second chances and celebrating new beginnings. Each year, OJJDP takes this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to helping youth successfully transition out of the justice system and back into their communities.
In fiscal year 2022, OJJDP awarded more than $12 million through its Second Chance Act programs to reduce recidivism among youth returning to their communities following confinement. In addition, OJJDP awarded more than $5 million to support programs to assist incarcerated parents who have children younger than 18 years old. In fiscal year 2023, OJJDP will provide additional funding opportunities to support youth reentry.
In a new video message, OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan highlights OJJDP’s reentry work that is helping young people and their families.