AG Holder Convenes Prisoner Re-Entry Cabinet Level Council
Posted on Thu Jan 06, 2011 at 08:51:00 AM EST
Tags: prisoner reentry (all tags)
Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday convened the inaugural meeting of the Cabinet-level "Reentry Council." Established with grant money from the Second Chance Act, the council will focus on:
- making communities safer by reducing recidivism and victimization;
- assisting those returning from prison and jail in becoming productive, tax paying citizens; and
- saving taxpayer dollars by lowering the direct and collateral costs of incarceration.
The Reentry Council will meet semi-annually to leverage resources across agencies to reduce recidivism and victimization; identify evidence-based practices that advance the council’s mission; promote changes to federal statutes, policies and practices that focus on reducing crime; and identify federal policy opportunities and barriers to improve outcomes for the reentry community.
According to Attorney General Holder: [More...]
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