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Office of Justice Programs Observes Second Chance Month

In observance of Second Chance Month (April), the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recognizes those who have successfully returned from incarceration and created productive and prosperous lives in their communities.

To help communities develop and implement strategies to address the challenges of reentry and recidivism, BJA provided more than $58.3 million through the Second Chance Act suite of grant programs in 2019.

View the April 29, 2020, press release to learn more about BJA and other OJP program office efforts related to offender reentry.

Date Created: April 29, 2020