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Nevada Re-Entry Task Force Strategic Planning Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $82,598)

The Second Chance Act (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. The Second Chance Act Programs are designed to help communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by offender reentry and recidivism reduction.

Section 101 of the Second Chance Act authorizes federal awards to states that may be used for demonstration projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of individuals who have been incarcerated or detained and reduce overall recidivism rates. The goal of Section 101 of the Second Chance Act is to provide support to eligible applicants, in this case state correctional agencies (state departments of corrections or community corrections) or State Administering Agencies (SAAs), for the development and implementation of comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by reentry to increase public safety and reduce recidivism. The goal of this program is to assist state teams in developing statewide recidivism reduction strategic plans. The objectives for the Second Chance Act Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Strategic Planning Program are to: (1) identify drivers of recidivism in the state; (2) identify a target population and recidivism reduction goals for the state; (3) review the alignment of existing corrections programs and practices with evidence-based practices; and (4) develop a strategic plan to meet statewide recidivism reduction goals using evidence-based practices.

Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) will use grant funds towards providing a road map for opportunities, education and wrap around services in support of the individual and reduce their chances of returning to prison. NDOC will work together with social service and justice partners to update the strategic plan. Partners will include state, local, and direct service providers from across the state to focus on resources for individuals released from prison to: 1) provide a continuum of care for individuals as they transition from prison-based treatment programs to community-based programs; 2) assist the individuals in obtaining gainful employment; and 3) develop a state-wide, cross-discipline, evidence-based model to target individuals who are at the highest risk of recidivating. NDOC’s strategic plan includes focusing resources on high and moderately-high risk offenders as identified defined by the Nevada Risk Needs Assessment System.


Date Created: September 29, 2015