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Second Chance Act Spotlight: Darius Dennis, Norfolk, Virginia

September 13, 2018

“I have the motivation to be in control of my own choices—for how I see my future and how I see my children’s future,” Darius Dennis said. “That’s what the program taught me. So it was absolutely the right thing for me at the right time.”

Oriana House Works to Reconnect Formerly Incarcerated Parents with Their Children

Residential reentry centers (RRCs)–also known as halfway houses–such as Oriana House, serve as alternatives to traditional jails or prisons, where individuals are often relocated for a designated amount of time following their incarceration.

NRRC Projects

Second Chance Act Programs Supporting Community-Based Mentoring and Transitional Services for Adults

Second Chance Act Programs Supporting Community-Based Mentoring and Transitional Services for Adults

Through the Second Chance Act, multiple programs have provided funding for nonprofit organizations—including faith-based, tribal, and community-based nonprofit organizations—and federally recognized tribal communities to provide mentoring and transitional services for adults returning to their communities from incarceration. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention have administered the awards.
Second Chance Act Programs Supporting Mentoring and Transitional Services for Youth

Second Chance Act Programs Supporting Mentoring and Transitional Services for Youth

Through the Second Chance Act, multiple programs provided funding for nonprofit organizations—including faith-based, tribal, and community-based nonprofit organizations—and federally recognized tribal communities to provide mentoring and transitional services for youth returning to their communities from secure confinement settings, as well as for children and families of incarcerated parents. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) administered the awards.