Tell Your Senators to Support the Second Chance Act
The Second Chance Act, S. 1690, helps youth and adults reentering communities after serving time in jail or prison, including offenders living with mental illness. This bill provides funding for mental health and substance use treatment as well as employment and housing supports―critical components of recovery for people with these illnesses. Without these vital services and supports, these individuals are at risk of cycling back to jail and prison. It does what the title says, it gives them a Second Chance.
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