OJJDP Supports Youth During Reentry Week and Beyond
In recognition of Reentry Week 2021, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Chyrl Jones, highlights OJJDP's commitment to supporting youth, during Reentry Week and beyond:
"OJJDP invests millions in Second Chance Act programs annually. Our Youth Offender Reentry program funds educational, job placement, behavioral health, and other services for youth. It also supports state and local efforts to improve their juvenile justice systems by expanding the use of risk and needs assessments, increasing family engagement in case planning, improving training and resources for practitioners, and more. Another program, Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and Their Minor Children, supports the positive development of children with incarcerated parents, family engagement between incarcerated parents and their minor children, and reentry services for parents."