NAPO Washington Reports

NAPO’s Legislative Positions Update

December 2, 2013

Please click here to view NAPO’s updated Legislative Positions document. The table denotes all status updates in yellow. Also, click here to view an Excel file containing the updated sponsor/cosponsor list for the major pieces of legislation NAPO is currently tracking in the House and the Senate. 


As you will see, since the Legislative Positions document was last updated in October 2013, NAPO has pledged its support for the “Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2013,” which improves state and local grant programs to promote successful prisoner reentry and improve public safety. This legislation will allow for continued targeted funding for reentry programs at the state and local level that have been proven to reduce recidivism, lead to better outcomes for those released from prison, and save prison costs.

Additionally, as noted in previous Washington Reports, NAPO has pledged its support for H.Res.190, which condemns the April 15, 2013, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attacks in Boston, Massachusetts, and calls upon the United States government, the governments of all nations, the United Nations, and other international organizations to renounce the use of IEDs and take action to stop their proliferation.

If you have any questions about any of the legislation listed below, please contact Melissa Nee at:

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