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[ICYMI] We Want to Celebrate Your Work during Second Chance Month 

April is Second Chance Month. As we approach this special commemoration of reentry efforts across the country, we want to know if you have any plans to recognize work in your jurisdiction. Interested in promoting your work, but not sure how to get started? We have some ideas about what you can do to join the celebration and get the word out about your efforts.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SECOND CHANCE MONTH RESOURCES
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Wyoming Governor Signs Legislation Aimed at Reducing Recidivism

In February, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed a package of Justice Reinvestment legislation into law. These bills aim to reduce recidivism 25 percent by fiscal year 2024 and avert up to $18.1 million in costs that can be reinvested in increasing the availability and effectiveness of community-based behavioral health treatment for people on probation and parole.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LEGISLATION

Funding and Other Opportunities

In Our Backyards Community Grants
Vera Institute of Justice
Deadline: March 25

Planning Initiative to Build Bridges between Jail and Community-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
BJA and Arnold Ventures
Deadline: March 25
 
Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative
OJJDP
Deadline: April 22
 
Research and Evaluation on Gangs and Gang Violence
NIJ
Deadline: April 29
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program
BJA
Deadline: April 30

Evaluation of Project Safe Neighborhoods
NIJ
Deadline: May 1
 
Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children
OJJDP
Deadline: April 15
 
Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives Program
NIJ
Deadline: May 13
MORE OPPORTUNITIES

Publications and Resources

Cultivating Change: How the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office and the Restoring Promise Initiative Are Transforming Incarceration for Young Men
Vera Institute of Justice

A Positive Youth Justice System
National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform

Sheriffs Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in the Community and in the Jails
Major County Sheriffs of America in partnership with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care
 
Collaborating for Successful Reentry: A Practical Guide to Support Justice-Involved Young People Returning to the Community
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Implementing Juvenile Justice System Change in West Virginia
Community Resources for Justice

Opportunities for Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Reform
National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition
MORE PUBLICATIONS

Upcoming Events

[Virtual Listening Session] Identifying 2019 Tribal Priorities
BJA
March 26, Noon ET

Drugs in America Today: What Every Judge Needs to Know
National Judicial College
May 20–23, Santa Fe, NM
 
2019 Transforming Juvenile Probation Certificate Program
Annie E. Casey Foundation, CSG Justice Center, and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
November 4–8, Washington, DC
MORE EVENTS

Media Clips

U.S. Representatives Walker and Cárdenas Introduce Resolution to Designate April 2019 as 'Second Chance Month'
Office of Congressman Mark Walker–National

St. Lawrence County Jail Taking New Approach to Corrections Programs
North Country Now—New York
 
Can Prosecutors Help Break the Cycle of Recidivism?
The Crime Report—National
 
Reentry Initiative Focuses on Reducing Recidivism by Personalizing and Re-Innovating Kentucky's Criminal Justice System
The Bottom Line—Kentucky
 
'Incarceration Helped Me Find My Voice'
The New York Times—California
 
A Prison Program in Connecticut Seeks to Find out What Happens When Prisoners Are Treated as Victims
The Conversation—Connecticut
‘We Believe That They Can Come Home and Be a Positive Force for Change:’ How One Program Helps People Transition Out of Incarceration 
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service—Wisconsin (Features a Second Chance Act Grantee)

DOJ Grants: ‘Identify a Need in Your Community’
NACo—National
 
Do Renters' past Crimes Matter? Study Says Often Not.
Finance and Commerce—National
 
In Seattle, 1 in 5 People Booked into Jail Are Homeless
Crosscut—Washington
 
Scrubbing the Past to Give Those with a Criminal Record a Second Chance
NPR—National

Indiana Parolees Find Success, Employment after Prison
AP News—Indiana

 
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This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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