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In September 2009, San Francisco was one of only five jurisdictions from around the nation selected as a Second Chance Act National Demonstration Project site by the United States Department of Justice, to develop and implement the Juvenile Collaborative Reentry Team (JCRT). JCRT is a collaboration between the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department, the San Francisco Superior Court, and the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, that will drastically improve outcomes for juvenile justice-involved youth in out-of-home placement, through integration of pragmatic, evidence-based reentry practices. This project represents a rare opportunity to reform juvenile justice practices state and nationwide.

On Wednesday, July 21st, the Senate Judiciary Committee convened a hearing on the Second Chance Act. The Second Chance Act: Strengthening Safe and Effective Community Reentry” provides the committee the opportunity to hear about the difference the Second Chance Act is having in communities around the country.

Click on the image below to view the Senate Judiciary Committee’s webcast of the hearing.