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Second Chance Month 2022


The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice ProgramsBureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) supports Second Chance Month 2022. This observance helps individuals, communities, and agencies across the country recognize the importance of reentry and their role in supporting the safe and successful reentry of adults and youth. 

BJA's National Reentry Resource Center, with OJJDP support, is hosting a website that offers a variety of reentry resources. The website provides a reentry calendar and access to webinars, podcast, and live learning events. It also include resources specifically for the justice field and Second Chance Act grantees. 

Resources offered cover a range of topics essential to successful reentry, including reentry basics, education, employment, housing, behavioral health, youth and young adults, family engagement and community engagement, and evaluation and sustainability. Register Now!

"For so many young people, a second chance is the first step toward a brighter future."
                                                                                             Acting Administrator Chyrl Jones

 Read the blog post: OJJDP Second Chance Funds Support Peer-to-Peer Learning

OJJDP is hosting the following youth-focused reentry webinars:


 OJJDP Resources: 


 View Juvenile Reentry Webinars:

OJJDP's Reentry Guide

Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Programs

This toolkit for youth in juvenile corrections and treatment programs is intended to assist them in preparing for reentry and success in the community.

Get the Guide

OJJDP Observes Second Chance Month

April is Second Chance Month. Acting Administrator Chyrl Jones highlights some of OJJDP's reentry work to help young people.