Disrupting the cycles of incarceration and poverty by helping people find their way to self-sufficiency

Second Chance Academy

Second Chance Academy is a program of Second Chance.  Second Chance has over 20 years experience working in reentry.  In collaboration with the University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry, Second Chance Academy is committed to ensure all training programs are based in the very latest scientific research and the training is practical and relevant to practitioners in reentry programming, resulting in reduced recidivism and safer communities.  Visit ReentryTraining.com for more information.


Job Center
Second Chance's Job Center provides  employment services at the East Mesa Reentry Facility. 

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Job Readiness Training
Better Attitudes. Better Preparation. Driving principles behind our Training program.

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Youth Programs
Skill development, academic learning, and job experience with case management support.

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Housing
Helping our clients learn to help themselves is critical in our drug & alcohol free housing.  

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Second Chance - Our Mission

Second Chance creates opportunities for people to transform their own lives by fostering behavioral changes that promote personal responsibility, healthy relationships and positive contributions to society. We accomplish this through programs that provide job readiness and life skills training, along with job placement, mental health and prisoner re-entry services, relapse prevention and sober-living housing for adults and youth in need.

Second Chance - Our Vision

Second Chance is the most effective solution for reducing recidivism, unemployment and homelessness, empowering our clients to make sustainable personal changes that positively impact society.


Clothing Donations - Please Read

We are temporarily suspending acceptance of men’s and women’s professional clothing due to space limitation.  If you have a secure storage space you would like to offer to Second Chance for clothing storage, please contact Maureen at 619-234-8888.

Second Chance does not solicit donations door to door.  
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