To expand and extend counseling and referral programs that minimize recidivism by reintegrating at-risk veterans into meaningful employment.


Second Chance for America's Veterans Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a three-year workforce reentry program for veterans who are residents of a penal institution or an institution that provides long-term care for mental illness and are at-risk for homelessness once they leave such institution absent referral and counseling services. Makes available under the program job referral, counseling, and other services deemed necessary to minimize recidivism and improve job placement. Requires the program to be carried out in at least 24 locations equitably distributed throughout the United States.

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