John King, senior advisor delegated duties of deputy secretary of education, will deliver remarks at the Second Chance Act Conference on Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. He will discuss the importance of investing in correction education and reentry programs and highlight the Department’s related initiatives during a session titled Second Chances: Reclaiming Lives, Rebuilding Communities.
The conference brings grant recipients together to engage with experts in the field and interact with fellow practitioners to learn about evidence-based practices and promising approaches to reducing recidivism and improving outcomes for people released from prison, jails, and juvenile justice facilities. The grants are funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs.
The event has been organized by the Council of State Governments Justice Center, which provides technical assistance to Second Chance Act grantees through the National Reentry Resource Center.
Other officials participating in the session include Rep. John Conyers; Rep. Mark Walker; U.S. Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason; and Suzanne Brown-McBride, deputy director of Policy and Programs at the Council of State Governments Justice Center.