Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $49,405)
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 grantee will use funds towards the Utah Strategic Reentry Planning Initiative. The goal of this program are to reduce recidivism, decrease incarcerations for low-risk offenders, and promote successful community growth by way of returning rehabilitated individuals with a lessened stigma.