New York establishes grants for task forces to help formerly incarcerated

Nice to see the State of New York offering new grants to formerly incarcerated people via certain re-entry task forces. The goals are to reduce recidivism, provide job training and behavioral intervention programs, among other aspects.

From the June 1 press release:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $3.3 million for re-entry task forces in 19 counties that coordinate and manage services for formerly incarcerated individuals to successfully transition back to their communities.

“This funding will jumpstart local efforts to help formerly incarcerated individuals build a positive future as they return to their communities,” Governor Cuomo said. “By investing in substance abuse programs, mental healthcare, job training opportunities and similar initiatives, we are making the re-entry process safer for everyone involved. This is all about making New York a stronger and more secure place to live and work, and I am proud to be supporting our partners across the state.”

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