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Policing for People

Date Published
1999
Publication Type
Report (Technical Assistance)
Agencies
NIJ

Partnerships for Public Safety

Date Published
February 2000
Publication Type
Technical Assistance, Program/Project Description, Instructional Material
Agencies
NIJ

Learning from Doing Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Second Chance Act Grant Program

April 2022

Reauthorized in 2018, the Second Chance Act (SCA) aims to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning from state and federal prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities through the provision of federal grants. During this panel, National Institute of Justice-funded researchers will detail two ongoing evaluations of the SCA grant program:

  1. An evaluation of the effectiveness of the SCA grant program per Title V of the First Step Act.
  2. A longitudinal examination of the long-term impacts of the SCA program.