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Office of Justice Programs Observes Second Chance Month

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is observing Second Chance Month to support successful reentry of adult and juvenile offenders. OJP awarded more than $74 million last year to support state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations in their work to reduce recidivism.

Last year, OJJDP provided more than $11 million through its Second Chance Act grant programs to develop and implement reentry services for detained juveniles and incarcerated parents with children under the age of 18. The funds also support the successful transition of young fathers and mothers back to their families and communities.

“The safety of our communities depends utterly on our paving the way for prisoners and jail inmates to make the transition to good and productive citizens,” said OJP Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan.

Learn more about OJP-supported programs and services that help offenders successfully reenter their communities.


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Date Created: April 30, 2020