Monday at UCLA: U.S. Education Secretary King to Announce College-Level Criminal Justice Reform Proposal

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On Monday, May 9, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. will host a roundtable and press availability at UCLA to discuss criminal justice reform efforts, especially as they relate to college campuses.  Secretary King will announce new efforts and will host a conversation with students, educators and advocates to hear from leaders in criminal justice reform and lift up the voices of formerly incarcerated youth who are pursuing a college degree.

The Obama Administration is committed to creating a fairer, more effective criminal justice system, reducing recidivism, and combatting the impact of over-incarceration on individuals and communities.

Last July, the Education Department announced the Second Chance Pell Pilot program to test new models to allow incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants and pursue postsecondary education and training with the goal of helping them get jobs, support their families and turn their lives around.

Also, through the Federal Interagency Reentry Council and the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, the Administration has made great strides toward improving the life outcomes of Americans who may have come into contact with the justice system by increasing access to education, employment and housing.

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