Reentry Matters: Strategies and Successes of Second Chance Act Grantees Across the United States

With over 95 percent of people in the nation’s state prisons expected to be released at some point1, officials at all levels of government recognize the need for initiatives to support the successful reentry of these individuals to their communities. For the estimated 60,000 youth incarcerated in juvenile detention and correctional facilities on any given day2, there is a particular urgency to help them avoid crime and improve their prospects for a successful future when released.

The program snapshots in this publication illustrate the positive impact these reentry initiatives can have by focusing on areas vital to successful reintegration back into the community, including employment, education, mentoring, and substance abuse and mental health treatment. Also highlighted are programs that address the needs of a particular population, such as women, youth and their families, and tribal communities. Representing a wide range of populations served, these programs also demonstrate the diversity of approaches that can address recidivism and increase public safety. 

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