Every person has dignity and potential. But one in four American adults has a criminal record, which limits their access to education, jobs, housing, and other things they need to reach that potential. Join with Prison Fellowship in celebrating "Second Chance Month" in April! Together we can unlock brighter futures for 65 million Americans who have repaid their debt to society.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT SECOND CHANCES
SIGN THE PETITION
Tell the President to make April "Second Chance Month." Because people with a past can rise from failure, pay their debts, and embrace their second chance.
Spread the word about Second Chance Month to your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter.
LET'S MAKE APRIL A CELEBRATION OF SECOND CHANCES!
All people are created in God's image and no life is beyond God's reach. Just as God forgives our sins and offers us a second chance, the Bible shows us that we can offer a second chance to those who have paid their debt to society. People with a past can still have a bright future, and their families and communities stand to benefit from their contributions. If you share our passion for breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for second chances, we want to partner with you.
In 2017, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution declaring April "Second Chance Month," and in 2018, Prison Fellowship will continue the national effort to reduce barriers that keep formerly incarcerated Americans from successfully rejoining society. Prison Fellowship worked alongside more than 65 other organizations to promote Second Chance Month in 2017, and we will continue our collaborative efforts this year. Prison Fellowship is organizing awareness efforts, including a press event, policy briefings, Second Chances 5Ks, "Second Chance Sunday" events held by churches, as well as coordinated petitions and social media campaigns. We invite you to help declare and celebrate April 2018 as Second Chance Month!
JURISDICTIONS THAT HAVE DECLARED APRIL 2018 SECOND CHANCE MONTH
The State of Oklahoma
The State of Michigan
SECOND CHANCE MONTH PARTNERS
"I hope that we all can join together on a bipartisan basis during Second Chance Month and all year round to support those who are returning from prison and want a fair shot at living an honest and productive life."
U.S. SENATOR ROB PORTMAN (R-OH)