President Obama called on the nation to ensure those regaining their freedom get a second chance instead of a return ticket to prison.
Second Chance Act
Sen. Robert Menendez has signed Senators Patrick Leahy and Kelly Ayotte letter that supports $115 million for Second Chance Act reentry programs.
Dear Colleague letters to fund the Second Chance Act and the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program. Ask our Senators to sign these letters.
In addition to the HUD funding that Monarch has previously reported on, a few other highlights from the budget related to work in ending homelessness and creating supportive housing.
Judiciary Committee leaders in the House and Senate are renewing the effort to re-authorize the Second Chance Act. Language throughout the bill reinforces housing and homeless assistance as important elements of re-entry programming.