Offender Reentry-Second Chance Act-USDOJ-DC Public Safety

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The show interviews Dr. Gary Dennis of the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance regarding the Second Chance Act which assists offenders returning from prison. Provisions of the Second Chance Act include:

Demonstration grants-25 million dollars of approximately 18-20 $750,000 allotments which require a 50 percent match by the jurisdiction for a possible three year time period. Grants must be applied for by April 20, 2009. State and local government can apply.

Mentoring grants-10 million dollars to non-profit agencies for allotments lasting two years. No match is required. Guidelines will be published soon.

For additional information, please see Contact Gary Dennis at 202-305-9059 or

The web site for the Bureau of Justice Assistance is

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

Meta terms: Second Chance Act, Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, reentry, criminal justice, leadership, crime, criminals, criminal justice

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