S. 2789 (108th): Second Chance Act of 2004

Sep 10, 2004 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Samuel “Sam” Brownback
Senator from Kansas
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Sep 10, 2004
42 pages
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This bill was introduced on September 10, 2004, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 10, 2004
Referred to Committee Sep 10, 2004
Full Title

A bill to reauthorize the grant program of the Department of Justice for reentry of offenders into the community, to establish a task force on Federal programs and activities relating to the reentry of offenders into the community, and for other purposes.


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6 cosponsors (3D, 3R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Second Chance Act of 2004: Community Safety Through Recidivism Prevention or Second Chance Act of 2004 - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize, rewrite, and expand provisions regarding adult and juvenile offender reentry demonstration projects, including by authorizing funds to:
(1) provide structured post-release housing and transitional housing;
(2) facilitate specified collaboration to promote the employment of people released from prison; and
(3) establish or expand the use of reentry courts.
Sets forth grant priorities and requirements, including that each State or local government recipient establish a Reentry Task Force or other relevant convening authority.
Authorizes the Attorney General to make a grant to provide for the establishment of a National Adult and Juvenile Offender Reentry Resource Center. Directs the Attorney General to establish an interagency task force on Federal programs and activities relating to offender reentry. Authorizes the National Institute of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics to conduct research on offender reentry.
(1) the Secretary of Health and Human Services to review the role of State child protective services at the time of arrest and to establish services for the preservation of families impacted by the incarceration of a family member; and
(2) the Secretary of Labor to implement a program to educate employers about existing incentives to the hiring of former prisoners and to make grants to community-based organizations to provide mentoring and other transitional services essential to reintegrating ex-offenders and incarcerated persons into society.

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