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LOC Family Services has been Awarded 2018 Second Chance Act Grant to Improve Community-Based Re-entry Services


Farmville, Virginia—LOC Family Services was awarded a $500,000 federal grant to provide comprehensive re-entry services for people returning to their communities after incarceration, with the goal of preventing recidivism, reducing crime, and improving public safety. The award is a part of the 2018 Second Chance Act grant program funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP).


As a 2018 Second Chance Act grantee, LOC Family Services will provide pre and post-release services to individuals who are at medium to high-risk of reoffending in the following counties: Buckingham, Cumberland, Charlotte Court House, Dillwyn, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward. Additional services will include case-management, peer to peer support, transportation assistance and support, nutrition services, clinical outpatient services for the individuals and their families and family reunification. The LOC Family Services will work closely with the National Reentry Resource Center—the nation’s primary source of information and guidance on reentry—throughout the planning and implementation of the grant program.


“We believe that it takes a community to strengthen a family a family to raise productive citizens”


The Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry program supports organizations and tribal communities that provide comprehensive reentry services to program participants throughout the transition from jail or prison to the community, including implementing or expanding reentry programs that have strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, and law enforcement agencies, as well as other reentry service providers.


LOC Family Services is solution-focused and seek to reduce recidivism, help to mend broken families, increase safer communities and help individuals released from incarceration develop core skills through case management, clinical therapy and peer to peer sponsorship to become not only productive citizens in their communities but to also become re-established members of value in their families.


Second Chance Act grants support state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations in their work to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for people returning to their communities from state and federal prisons, local jails, and juvenile facilities. Since 2009, more than 840 awards have been made to grantees across 49 states, which have served an estimated 164,000 people to date.


To learn more about the Second Chance Act and read other information and resources related to reentry, visit