Second Chance Cities: Local Efforts to Promote Re-Entry Success
Betsy Pearl and Lea Hunter, Center for American Progress
More than 625,000 Americans are released annually from prison, and nearly 11 million more cycle through local jails. But for many formerly incarcerated individuals, a past mistake can create a lifetime of barriers to opportunity.
Through a range of evidence-based approaches, including those that focus on supportive services, vocational training, and career preparation, mayors in various cities are taking crucial steps toward ensuring that all justice-involved residents get a second chance.