H.R.3465 – Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2013

hr3465The Second Chance Act was designed to improve outcomes for people returning to communities after incarceration, the first bill of this nature to be passed into law. Currently there are identical bills in the House of Representatives and the Senate looking to extend, re-fund, and improve the programs and services created by the legislation.

Why is the reauthorization important? It will ensure that funding is properly allocated to reentry programs while also improving them and providing valuable oversight to measure their effectiveness. With opportunities like substance abuse counseling and technology-based job training, H.R.3465 truly does give inmates a second chance upon reentry.

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