OJJDP posted a new blog on its youth reentry toolkit "Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Programs." During April's Second Chance Month observance, OJJDP highlights its support of youth and families to successfully transition back into their communities.
The reentry toolkit features practical tips, simple explanations, and customizable content and is intended to be used by youth and adults who help them prepare for successful reentry.
The toolkit is part of OJJDP's larger reentry effort, including two distinct programs funded by the Second Chance Act. In 2021, OJJDP awarded nearly $10 million to 13 sites to support youth as they reenter their communities following residential placement. OJJDP also awarded nearly $4.5 million in Second Chance Act funding to address the needs of incarcerated parents and their minor children.