Office of National Drug Control Policy

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Expand Reentry Support and Services Through Second Chance Act and Other Federal Grants
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The Second Chance Act authorizes the provision of treatment, employment assistance, housing, family programming, mentoring, victims support, expanded probation and parole supervision, and other services that can help reduce recidivism.

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The Act provides resources to States and local governments to help reduce recidivism by expanding evidence-based prisoner reentry programs. This includes two dedicated programs to provide treatment services for individuals returning to communities from prisons and jails. The number of treatment-focused reentry programs has increased with some measured success (as highlighted in the TASC Update below). The Administration will expand Second Chance-related activities, which include the prosecution-led Drug Treatment Alternatives to Prison program and other efforts.

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