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This month marks the five-year anniversary of the Second Chance Act, the landmark legislation authorizing federal grants to support programs aimed at ...
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The 2009 Recovery Act included the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The HITECH Act incentivizes hospitals ...
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By Mai P. Tran, Program Associate On August 9, the Federal Communications Commission voted to cut the high cost of interstate phone calls made by i...
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On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the Second Chance Reauthorization Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Patrick Leahy (...
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by Henry Rosen, Policy Analyst, CSG Justice Center The What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse (the Clearinghouse) now includes new and updat...
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By Matthew Schwarzfeld, Public Affairs Manager, Council of State Governments Justice CenterIn his successful 2010 campaign for the governor’s office o...
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By Mai P. Tran, Program Associate Beginning January 1, 2014, the General Education Development (GED) test is getting a facelift: it will be academi...
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By Mai P. Tran, Program Associate In October 2013, 104 government agencies and nonprofit organizations across the country were awarded grants throu...
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The two technical assistance documents from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) explai...
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Nebraska recently became the 11th state to pass “Ban the Box,” a law that removes questions about criminal records on state job applications. Enacted ...