April is Second Chance Month, a time when individuals, communities, and justice system stakeholders throughout the country raise awareness of efforts and opportunities to support the safe and healthy return of individuals to their communities after incarceration. The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) is proud to participate in events and opportunities honoring Second Chance Month. Get involved in Second Chance Month:
Sign up for a webinar
- Second Chances, First Steps: Exploring How Emergency Transitional Housing Reduces Barriers to Reentry in Louisiana: On April 6, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections and CJI, funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, will highlight enhancements to reentry in the state through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), housing barriers impacting people who are recently incarcerated, and successful strategies such as Emergency Transitional Housing.
- Enhancing Community Supervision through use of Evidence-based Practices: Preparing Supervision Staff to Advance Behavior Change: On April 11, CJI will host an interactive workshop to explore how community supervision practitioners can obtain skills to improve client-staff interactions and use evidence-based tools to effectively coach youth towards long-term behavior change.
Attend a Second Chance event near you
- Many of CJI’s state partners are commemorating Second Chance Month with in-person and virtual events, including Louisiana, Tennessee, and Nevada.
- To view Second Chance month activities across the country, the National Reentry Resource Center has created an interactive map to highlight events happening nationwide. This year’s offerings cover a wide range of topics including education, employment, housing, behavioral health, and family engagement.