Funding Opportunity

Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-based Adult Reentry Program


The Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-based Adult Reentry Program supports reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, and other reentry service providers. These partnerships should develop comprehensive case management plans that directly address criminogenic risk and needs, as determined by validated criminogenic risk assessments, and include delivery or facilitation of services.

FY 2020 Opportunity: 

This funding promotes implementation or expansion of the following:

  • Mentorship of adult offenders during incarceration through transition back to the community and post-release
  • Transitional services to help reintegrate offenders into the community, such as:
    • Educational, literacy, and vocational services and the transitional jobs strategy
    • Substance use disorder treatment and services
    • Coordinated supervision and services for offenders, including physical health care and comprehensive housing and mental health care
    • Family services
    • Validated assessment tools to assess the risk factors of returning inmates
  • Training on offender and victim issues
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