April is Second Chance Month. In recognition of this observance, OJJDP is partnering with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to celebrate successful reentry journeys through the "Raising Voices of Reentry Project."
OJJDP invites youth, family members, Second Chance Act grantees, or reentry service providers to share their successful reentry stories. Submissions may include blog posts, brief videos, spoken word pieces (i.e., lyrics or poetry), art, a podcast, or written narrative.
OJJDP will share these stories through its events and activities, including webinars, blogs, social media posts, the BJA-funded National Reentry Resource Center website, and toolkits for local Second Chance Month events.
Submissions are due by March 10, 2023.
- Visit OJJDP's Youth Reentry and Family Engagement.
- View and download OJJDP's reentry fact sheet.
- View and download OJJDP's guide to juvenile reentry.
- Follow OJJDP on Twitter and Facebook.