A Justice Two-Fer: First Step Act and Juvenile Justice Reform Signed
The president has signed into law both the First Step Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-391) and the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-385). Title V of the First Step Act reauthorizes the Second Chance Act through fiscal year (FY) 2023 and authorizes $95 million in competitive grants for state and local offender reentry programs. The Juvenile Justice Reform Act amends existing juvenile justice programs and repeals the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Block Grant.
This Issue Brief summarizes provisions of both bills that affect state grant programs.