Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2013
Ask Your Members of Congress to Cosponsor Today!
In an extraordinary display of bipartisan cooperation, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), along with Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Danny K. Davis (D-IL) came together to introduce legislation reauthorizing the Second Chance Act, S. 1690/H.R. 3465.
The Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2013, S. 1690/H.R. 3465, extends the prisoner reentry programs for an additional five years, including demonstration grants, mentoring, substance abuse and family-based programming. The bill also expands existing correctional education and employment initiatives, increases the number of grant programs available for nonprofits, and promotes increased accountability from and outcomes for grantees.
Please help build congressional support for this bill by asking your Members of Congress to cosponsor.
Healing Communities Announces New Partnership
Healing Communities is proud to announce a new partnership with the Open Society Foundations and their Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA). Starting strategically and with focus, the CBMA investment supports the expansion of Healing Communities’ work in Philadelphia and Baltimore to include mentoring, add supportive services in education and employment, and open the initiative to a decided emphasis on Black boys, male teens, and other young Black men challenged by life chances in difficult neighborhoods.
The CBMA describes itself as follows:
The Campaign for Black Male Achievement is a multi-issue, cross-fund strategy to address black men and boys' exclusion from economic, social, educational, and political life in the United States.The campaign responds to a growing body of research that reveals the intensification of black males' negative life outcomes.It builds on U.S. Programs' mission to support individuals and organizations that nurture the development of a more democratic, just society, as well as the Open Society Foundations' expertise and past work to reduce incarceration, promote racial justice, and support youth engagement and leadership development.