Take Action: Please Help Fund the Second Chance Act in 2014!
The House recently began work on its Fiscal Year 2014 Justice Appropriations bill. As this process kicks off, Congress will prioritize programs with widespread support and it’s important that they be reminded of the critical need for continued funding of the Second Chance Act.
Please contact your Members of Congress today and urge that they support the Second Chance Act in 2014 by signing onto Congressman Danny Davis’s “Dear Colleague” letter in support of FY14 appropriations for Second Chance!
The Second Chance Act passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed into law in April 2008. It is a common-sense, evidence-based approach to improving outcomes for people returning to communities from prisons and jails. This first-of-its-kind legislation authorizes federal grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victim support, and other services that can help reduce recidivism.
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