U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Second Chance Act (SCA) Programs

OJJDP FY 2023 Second Chance Act (SCA) Youth Reentry Program Solicitation Webinar

May 2023

Held on May 4, 2023, this webinar assisted eligible applicants interested in applying for the OJJDP FY 2023 Second Chance Act Youth Reentry Program Solicitation. It provided a general overview of the program, the goals and objectives, a discussion about the application process, and a Q&A opportunity for participants. 

Second Chances, First Opportunities

This blog post focuses on Black History Month and the integral contributions they make to every aspect of American life, from our cultural fabric to our international stature.

April is Second Chance Month!

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs is observing Second Chance Month to support successful reentry of formerly incarcerated adults and youth.

October is National Youth Justice Action Month

National Justice Action Month 2021
©CURAphotography/Shutterstock.com (see reuse policy).

On September 30, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden proclaimed October as National Youth Justice Action Month. The observance brings focus to juvenile justice reform and advancing equity and racial justice. The President's Proclamation refers to OJJDP programs that are designed to achieve these goals. Read the President's proclamation.

"During National Youth Justice Action Month, I call upon states and communities to join me in...

Support Successful Reentry for Youth and Adult Offenders

April is Second Chance Month

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...