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Reentry Award

To join other national efforts to improve reentry outcomes, the PbS annually provides Reentry Awards to help ease and support youths' transition from secure placement to the community.

First developed in honor of National Reentry Week April 24-30, 2016, established by the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, PbS has supported several youths across the country. The awards have been used to purchase household items such as linens and dishware, clothing appropriate for job interviews, a phone and first month’s rent on an apartment. As the developers of the national reentry measurement standards for youth programs and services, PbS is continually building its reentry knowledge and looking for ways to make reentry successful for all youths.

2019 PbS Reentry Award

This year's award has $2,000 available for four youths leaving PbS facilities. Each recipient will receive $500.

Applications will be accepted during national Second Chance Month, from now through Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Apply here!