Second Chance Act Fact Sheet

Nov 01, 2013
  • Description

Signed into law on April 9, 2008, the Second Chance Act (P.L. 110-199) is designed to positively impact the life outcomes of individuals transitioning into society after experiencing incarceration. The Second Chance Act authorizes grants to state, local, and federally recognized tribal governments to provide support strategies and services designed to reduce recidivism and create opportunities for people returning from prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. This document prepared by the National Transitional Jobs Network describes some of the key provisions included in the Second Chance Act.