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Program Performance Report: Second Chance Act - Reentry Court 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 Second Chance Act Reentry Courts grantees.
Findings show that grantees, on average, admitted 49 percent of those deemed eligible for the reentry court program;755 participants were enrolled in the reentry court program; out of the total number of participants enrolled from April to June 2012, an average of 29 percent received graduated sanctions and 65 percent received incentives; on average, each participant appeared before a judge more than twice during the reporting period; the average rate by grantee of moderate- and high-risk post-release participants admitted to the program was 96 percent; on average, 8 percent of participants tested positive for alcohol or drugs at intake; employment services were the most utilized service type, followed by cognitive-based services and substance abuse services; the successful completion rate for participants exiting post-release services averaged 53 percent. 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.