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The Louisiana Recidivism Reduction and Community Reinvestment Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $49,201)

The Second Chance Act of 2007 provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of people who are released from prison, jail and returning to communities, including resources to address the myriad of needs of these offenders to achieve a successful return to their communities.

The goal of the Second Chance Act Statewide Recidivism Reduction Strategic Planning Program is to assist state teams in developing strategic plans that are comprehensive, collaborative and multi-systemic. These plans address the challenges posed by reentry through various policies and/or procedural practices that are essential to a supportive and successful transition from state correctional facilities to the community, thereby reducing the state’s recidivism rate and increasing public safety.

The recipient will utilize grant funds to reduce the overall statewide recidivism rate significantly with the overall goal of cutting the return to prison rate in half in the next five years by setting realistic and achievable two and five-year goals.


Date Created: September 26, 2017