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March 10, 2009

CSG Justice Center Announces Second Chance Act Grant Webinar:
Guidance for State, Local Government and Indian Tribe Applicants

The Council of State Governments Justice Center is conducting a free
webinar to help potential applicants respond to the Second Chance Act
Section 101 solicitation for state and local reentry demonstration
which was released on February 27, 2009
by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of
Justice. The webinar will feature Dr. Gary Dennis, BJA Senior Policy
Advisor for Corrections, who will explain the solicitation and
application process, and answer common questions. (The grant
application deadline is April 20, 2009.)

The webinar, supported by the Public Welfare Foundation
and the Annie E. Casey Foundation,
will be held on March 19, 2009 at 2:00
P.M. Eastern Time.

Representatives of state and local governments and Indian tribes who
wish to participate in this webinar can register by clicking here
ack&j=265802138&u=2846872 . The webinar is limited to the first
1,000 people who register.

The webinar presentation, including audio, will be posted on the
Reentry Policy Council website
after March 19.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance will soon release the solicitation
for grants to nonprofit organizations and Indian tribes for mentoring
and other transitional services authorized by Section 211 of the
Second Chance Act. After the release, the Justice Center will conduct
another webinar for representatives of nonprofits and Indian tribes
to help them understand the forthcoming solicitation.


Coming Soon: The Justice Center's Second Chance Act Toolkit

The CSG Justice Center is working with its reentry partners to
develop a toolkit to help potential applicants. This toolkit will
include a number of useful materials:

1. A checklist that will help state and local governments meet
application requirements
2. FAQs about the Second Chance Act and Section 101
3. Fact sheets about the grant programs authorized by Section 101,
Section 211, and Section 212 of the Second Chance Act
4. A resource guide listing publications, reports, and tools that may
be useful in developing a successful reentry initiative

As elements of this toolkit become available, they will be posted on
the Reentry Policy Council website.

To sign up for the Reentry Policy Council listserv to receive
announcements about the Second Chance Act and reentry resources
developed by the Justice Center, click here.

The Council of State Governments Justice Center is a national
nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state,
and federal levels from all branches of government. It provides
practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven
strategies-informed by available evidence-to increase public safety
and strengthen communities. For more resources on reentry, please
visit the Justice Center Reentry Policy Council website-

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