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Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and their Minor Children

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.831
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Feb 5, 2021

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The Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and their Minor Children program awards funding to support states and localities in developing and expanding programs and services to address the needs of incarcerated parents with children ages 18 and younger. The program seeks to facilitate positive family engagement between incarcerated parents and their children and implement programs that will decrease antisocial behaviors and future involvement in the juvenile justice system for children of incarcerated parents.

Activities should include developing safety protocols and procedures for children who are visiting their incarcerated parents, providing health and human services that meet the needs of children of incarcerated parents, and providing reentry and transitional services for incarcerated parents.

Priority will be given to applicants that have policies, practices, and procedures, such as guardian ad litem or a court appointed special advocate, in place to protect children and/or specific policies and procedures that detail the appropriate steps for terminating visitation and/or parent-child engagement when they are deemed to not be in the best interest of the child.

Priority consideration will also be given to applications that:

  • Addresses the specific challenges that rural and underserved communities face with limited opportunity to access juvenile drug treatment courts
  • Benefit individuals who reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties
  • Encourage program investments in economically distressed communities (Qualified Opportunity Zones)

Eligible applicants include:

  • State and territorial governments
  • City, township, and county governments
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $5,000,000
Project period: 36 months
Estimated number of awards: 8
Estimated total program funding: $50,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the February 5, 2021 deadline.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the February 19, 2021 deadline.

Tagged as
Child welfare · Children and youth · Criminal justice system · Families

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