Introduction Date: Apr 04, 2017
Introduced by: Councilmembers R. White, Cheh, Nadeau, Todd, Allen, Bonds, McDuffie, Silverman, and T. White
Councilmembers Gray and Grosso
Bill Summary – Returning Citizens Opportunity to Succeed Amendment Act of 2017 passed in the 2019 Budget Support Act. The bill ensures that the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs begins contacting returning citizens at least six months before they return from federal prison to create transition plans, gives returning citizens free access to District identification cards and birth certificates using their Federal Bureau of Prisons identification, and provides a three-month transportation stipend after they return home to help find jobs and housing.
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