SECOND CHANCE MONTH 2020
COVID-19 has impacted our justice system, our prison system, and even Prison Fellowship’s Second Chance Month® events, which were changed from in-person to virtual in response to the virus.
Alice Marie Johnson
The virus didn't stop the White House from issuing a proclamation on April 1, signed by the president, declaring April as Second Chance Month for the third year in a row. In April, social media campaigns, prayer groups, Twitter chats, and other activities centered around Second Chance Month took place around the nation. Prayer leaders in Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Lincoln, Oklahoma City, Fresno, and San Bernardino joined forces for a Road to Second Chances Virtual Prayer Meeting, where community members from all these cities came together to cover our nation with prayer. More than 380 partners joined Prison Fellowship in advocating for second chances, and several states declared their support for Second Chance Month.
Second Chance Month reminds us that we are more than our past mistakes. We are all made in God’s image, and each of us has a future. COVID-19 reminds us that we are all in this world together, and God can reveal silver linings in even the biggest storms.
“During Second Chance Month, we celebrate those who have set out to create better lives following incarceration and recommit to helping former inmates contribute to the strength and prosperity of our Nation.”
PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
SECOND CHANCE MONTH 2020: IN THE NEWS
An opportunity to celebrate second chances – The Detroit News
Help is in Enid during trying times – Enid News & Eagle
Governor declares April Second Chance Month – The Clanton Advisor
Justice Action Network
Second Chance Month Champion
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Out of Bounds