President Biden proclaimed April as Second Chance Month, dedicated to supporting successful reentry of adult and youth offenders. On any given day, there are more than 37,529 youth in residential placement in this country. Join OJJDP in spreading awareness and providing second chances for those committed to rejoining society.
Last year, OJJDP awarded more than $11 million in grant programs to support reentry services for youth and incarcerated parents. OJJDP's Second Chance Act: Youth Offender Reentry Program funds educational, vocational, job placement, and behavioral services for youth while in confinement and following their release.
OJJDP's Second Chance Act: Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children support programs within detention or correctional facilities to respond to the needs of incarcerated parents who have children younger than 18 years old. OJJDP also supports state and local efforts to eliminate barriers to reentry through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s National Reentry Resource Center.
"By focusing on prevention, reentry, and social support, rather than incarceration, we can ensure that America is a land of second chances and opportunity for all people."
— President Joseph R. Biden
- View and download OJJDP's reentry fact sheet
- View and download OJJDP's guide to juvenile reentry
- View and download OJJDP’s “Expunging Juvenile Records: Misconceptions, Collateral Consequences, and Emerging Practices”
- Visit OJJDP’s Juvenile Reentry and Community Supervision webpage
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