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Program Performance Report: Second Chance Act – Adult Mentoring Grant Program, July 2011-June 2012

NCJ Number
Lindsey Devers Ph.D.
Date Published
6 pages
This report covers four quarters of data collected from July 2011 to June 2012 for the adult Mentoring Second Chance Act grantees.
Findings show that grantees, on average, admitted 66 percent of those deemed eligible for mentoring programs; 3,188 participants were enrolled in adult mentoring pre-release services, and 2,432 were enrolled in post-release services; out of the total number of mentors recruited to provide mentoring services, 81 percent, on average, were successfully trained; 1,038 mentors provided services for pre-release mentees and 1,443 mentors provided services for post-release mentees; the average rate across grantees of moderate- and high-risk participants admitted to the program was about 72 percent; and the successful completion rate for participants exiting pre-release services averaged 78 percent across grantees and was 41 percent for those exiting post-release services. The Second Chance Act provides grants to State, local, and tribal governments to promote the safe and successful reintegration of individuals into the community after they are released from incarceration. Second Chance Act grantees are committed to help those in the reentry process by appropriately assessing risk and need and by offering individualized case plans and services.