October 18, 2017

ABA letter to the House Judiciary Committee supporting the Second Chance Act of 2017

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2017 — American Bar Association president Hilarie Bass sent a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee expressing the ABA’s support of H.R. 2899, the Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2017. 

The ABA believes that reauthorization of this act is essential to continuing the evidence-based and cost-effective support for programs that have improved reentry from prisons, jails and juvenile facilities; reduced recidivism; and increased public safety. The legislation provides non-profit faith and community-based organizations with grants to develop support programs for things like education, job training and drug treatment.

Read President Bass’ letter here.

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