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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: U.s. Department of Labor Awards $2,234,122 to 24 States for Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants

By Press release submission | Jun 18, 2019

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U.S. Department of Labor issued the following announcement on June 13.

U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of $2,234,122 for Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants. These grants will enable states to expand their use of fidelity bonds to help persons with criminal records with employment opportunities.

These grants are the latest of several efforts by the Trump Administration to reform America's criminal justice system. On April 1, 2019 the Department hosted an event – Strengthening America's Workforce – to discuss paths for Americans transitioning from the justice system into the workforce. In December 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed the First Step Act, which aims to reduce recidivism and ensure successful reentry of ex-offenders back into their communities.

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