Responding to the Second Chance Act Technology-Based Career Training Program

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center

In this webinar, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance explain the grant program and application process. These grants will provide up to $750,000 to states, units of local government, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes for a 36-month project period. The goal of this program is to increase the post-release employability of individuals through technology-based career training. To accomplish this, this program seeks to establish and provide these training programs for adults and juveniles during the 6–24 month period before their release from a prison, jail, or juvenile facility, along with connections to follow-up services after release in the community.

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  • Andre Bethea, policy advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Angela Tolosa, deputy program director, Reentry, Council of State Governments Justice Center
  • Ronin Davis, policy analyst, Reentry, Council of State Governments Justice Center