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Amanda Fachler Second Chance Policy Paper FMSC 381 1. Introduction A. In efforts to reduce increasing rates of recidivism, George Bush signed the Second Chance Act into law as a federal legislation that is the first of it’s kind, and is geared towards assimilating past criminals back into society. 2. Overview A. As the “U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Statistics” shows, on average, about two thirds of released prisoners are rearrested within three years, a statistic that is steadily increasing with each year. B. The policy was signed on April 9 th , 2008, and it authorizes federal grants to government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victim’s support, and other services that can help reduce recidivism. C. The policy was created to support the understanding that one of the main reasons why people find themselves back in jail is because it is difficult for the individual to fit back in with ‘normal’ life. having little or no
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