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

hr3465The Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2013 was introduced in the House of Representatives on 11/13/2013 by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wisconsin). The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations on 1/9/2014 and has an identical bill in the Senate, S.1690. It outlines several amendments and extensions for two past bills: theĀ Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 and theĀ Second Chance Act of 2007, some of which include:

  • revising and expanding requirements for grants for reentry programs
  • authorizing appropriations for grants for services like family-based substance abuse treatment, technology job training programs, and other enhanced services for offenders
  • requiring periodic audits of recipients of these grants by the Department of Justice
  • establishing a program to connect prisons with non-profit organizations offering reentry services
  • creating a task force to evaluate various reentry services and programs

The Sponsors

There are currently 41 cosponsors of this bill representing both political parties.