Federal Award for Offender Re-Entry Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 30, 2013) – Congresswoman Kaptur today announced a federal award of $416,647 to the local Criminal Justice Coordination Council for an offender re-entry program.
The funds were made available by the U.S. Justice Department as part of the Second Chance Act of 2007 to help local communities respond comprehensively to the increasing numbers of adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail or juvenile residential facilities.
“It is increasingly important that we see offenders make successful transitions back into the community,” said Congresswoman Kaptur. “It directly affects our community’s security.”
The Second Chance Act is designed to help local communities design and develop comprehensive strategies to increase public safety and reduce recidivism.
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is a 13-member unit of local government that consists of criminal justice professionals, elected officials and citizens representatives.