Disrupting the cycles of incarceration and poverty by helping people find their way to self-sufficiency
WHO WE ARE
Second Chance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Second Chance creates opportunities for people to transform their own lives through programs that provide job readiness and life skills training, job placement, behavioral health and prisoner reentry services, relapse prevention support and sober living housing for adults and youth in need. We foster behavioral changes that promote personal responsibility and healthy relationships, leading to positive contributions to society and self-sufficiency.
Founded in 1993, Second Chance strives to ensure all members of our community have the means to achieve self-sufficiency, regardless of age, race, or criminal history. In other words, whether one struggles with addiction, incarceration, homelessness, a family history of criminal behavior or gang involvement, or you just took a wrong turn in life, Second Chance can help you find your way to a positive, successful future.
DID YOU KNOW?
· The U.S. represents 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of its prison population.
· In 1980, there were 300,000 adults in U.S. prisons. Today, there are 2,300,000.
· 1 in every 28 children has a parent in jail or prison.
· More than 2,500 juveniles in the US are serving life in prison without possibility of parole. The U.S. and Somalia are the only two countries in the world that sentence minors to life.
Building more prisons is not a solution.
SECOND CHANCE IS!