Menendez Supports Second Chance Act

$115 Million for Reentry Programs

Senator MenendezNew Jersey U.S. Senator Robert Menendez has signed on to the “Dear Colleague” Letter that Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) circulated that supports $115 million for reentry programs authorized under the Second Chance Act.

Funding for reentry can end homelessness for the chronically homeless that often cycle in and out of jails and prisons.

President Obama recently released his Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which allocates $115 million for the Second Chance Act. The Second Chance Act has widespread support throughout the country. The bipartisan Leahy/Ayotte letter supports the President’s request.

We appreciate Senator Menendez for his support of this important legislation!