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Making the Most of Second Chances Conference Website Released March 31, 2011

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Hundreds of reentry practitioners from across the country recently convened in Washington, D.C., for a three-day conference, Making the Most of Second Chances. Now materials from the February 23-25 conference—including videos, PowerPoint presentations, and handouts from workshops and plenary speakers—are available for free download on the conference website.

Sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, Making the Most of Second Chances connected recipients of federal funding under the Second Chance Act with national reentry experts. Individuals from state and local governments, community and faith-based organizations, and federally recognized Indian tribes participated in meetings with experts in the fields of housing, employment, mental health and substance abuse treatment, community supervision, and other areas important to people transitioning from prison, jail and juvenile facilities to the community.

Presenters focused on cutting-edge practices in the field of re-entry, such as assessing an individual’s risk for committing future crimes, designing data-driven programs, and effectively allocating limited resources.

To visit the conference website, click here.



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