Second Chance Act

April 16, 2019

Reentry Centers Across U.S. Celebrate National Second Chance Month

In honor of national Second Chance Month, reentry service providers around the country are organizing and participating in events to celebrate program participants and invite community members to learn more about the importance of reentry services. Throughout the month of April, multiple GEO Reentry Services locations will host transition ceremonies, […]
December 30, 2014

Smart criminal justice programs funded by Congress

In encouraging news for smart approaches to crime, Congress recently passed the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which includes $26.7 billion to support United States Department of Justice programs, including the Second Chance Act, justice reinvestment and the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration. The Second Chance Act, enacted in 2008, authorizes […]
September 30, 2014

Senate committee votes to reauthorize Second Chance Act

The Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved the Second Chance Reauthorization Act, which would extend the Second Chance Act for an additional four years. The act, authored by U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rob Portman (R-OH), provides resources to state and local governments and community-based organizations in support of reentry […]
May 28, 2014

Report finds reentry programs help to manage corrections costs, reduce recidivism

A report by the National Conference of State Legislatures has found that reentry programs not only help to manage corrections costs, they also can lead to reduced crime and recidivism. The report, “Managing Corrections Costs,” examined budget trends, changes to sentencing and corrections policies, the actions that are being taken […]