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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
Apr 15, 2024

Office of Justice Programs Response Center:


The Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents and their Minor Children program awards funding to support states, localities, and tribes in developing and expanding programs and services to address the needs of incarcerated parents with children ages 18 and younger. The program seeks to improve outcomes for the target population by reducing recidivism, supporting responsible parenting and healthy child development, strengthening resiliency, and improving family and community interactions.

Objectives include:

  • Expand relationships with community-based service providers and adult and juvenile detention and correctional facilities
  • Develop strategies and approaches to strengthen the relationships between incarcerated parents and their children
  • Reduce incarcerated parents' behavioral infractions during incarceration and recidivism post-release
  • Provide services to foster positive youth development for children of incarcerated parents
  • Support adult and juvenile detention or correctional facilities, prisons, and jails in rural areas that meet the needs of incarcerated parents and their minor children

Priority consideration will be given to meaningfully advance equity and remove barriers to accessing services and opportunities for communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, adversely affected by inequality, and disproportionately impacted by crime, violence, and victimization.


Eligible applicants include:

  • State and territorial governments
  • City, township, and county governments
  • Other units of local government
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Tribal organizations
  • Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $3,750,000

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 April 25, 2024 deadline.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the May 6, 2024 deadline.

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

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