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Cuyahoga County scores second Second Chance grant
$750,000 competitive grant helps incarcerated people return to communities
by WKSU's MARANDA SHREWSBERRY


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Maranda Shrewsberry
 
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Cuyahoga County is getting a $750,000 competitive grant to help incarcerated people released return to communities.
The Second Chance Act of 2007 aids in the transition from prison and promotes public safety.

The county also won the grant last year, which goes toward programs to help high-risk adults into communities. Luis Vazquez is the program director for the Cuyahoga County Office of Re-Entry. He says the new grant money will allow these programs to continue.
Cuyahoga County scores second Second Chance grant

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The Second Chance Act was co-authored by Republican Senator Rob Portman. Vazquez says the grant will help Cuyahoga County’s recidivism rate of 81 percent, the highest in the state. 
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good idea. Does that include real jobs? Not the kind where a company gets a deal to help pay to train someone and states that it will offer him/her a permanent position in 6 months but makes sure that as the 6-month deadline approaches the slow time for the factory somehow magically coinsides with the 6-month anniversary - and everyone "new" or about-to-be-permanent gets laid off and never called back. It did not happen to me, but to many others I worked with.


Posted by: sheila bellamy (cleveland) on September 20, 2012 5:09AM
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