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AK DOC awarded $1M in grant to fight recidivism
By ktva.com- Jeff Bridges
Published: 10/12/2018

Alaska's prisons will be getting federal help in fighting recidivism. The state Department of Corrections is getting $1 million over two years thanks to a U.S. Department of Justice grant.

Alaska has a recidivism rate of 66.41%, meaning two-thirds of people released end up back in custody within three years. The hope is to lower the re-offense rate using evidence-based practices.

The Second Chance Grant will be used for training, case planning tools, peer support (both in and out of DOC institutions,) and for modifications to the current state Correctional Offender Management System.

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