SECOND CHANCE MONTH 2021
For the fourth straight year, the White House declared April Second Chance Month® to help unlock second chances for the tens of millions of Americans with a criminal record.
James Ackerman, President and CEO of Prison Fellowship
"This Presidential proclamation supports our coalition’s collective work toward solutions that will unlock second chances and create flourishing and productive communities," said Heather Rice-Minus, senior vice president of advocacy and church mobilization at Prison Fellowship®.
Since 2017, Prison Fellowship has spearheaded the nationwide effort to raise awareness about the barriers faced by men and women with a criminal record and to unlock their second chances.
April 2021 was a watershed year for Second Chance Month, as the movement has rapidly grown and deepened across the United States. In addition to the White House, the U.S. Senate officially recognized April as Second Chance Month, and more than 600 churches, businesses, and organizations joined Prison Fellowship as official Second Chance Month Partners.
“During Second Chance Month, we lift up all those who, having made mistakes, are committed to rejoining society and making meaningful contributions.”
PRESIDENT JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.
SECOND CHANCE MONTH 2021 EVENTS
VIRTUAL SECOND CHANCE SUNDAY SERVICE
Join us for a re-broadcast of the virtual service that took place earlier this month, featuring worship from Hillsong East Coast and a sermon from Pastor Jon Kelly of Chicago West Bible Church.Watch Now
Road to Second Chances Virtual Prayer Meeting
The Road to Second Chances Prayer Meeting took place as part of Second Chance Month 2021 as an opportunity to cover our nation with prayer for those affected by crime and incarceration.Watch Now
SECOND CHANCE MONTH 2021: IN THE NEWS
Christians Should Change How They Talk About People with a Criminal Record
From Prisoner to Pastor: How Churches Can Support Second Chances
The Church Must Be a Place of the Second Chance … Starting with Returning Citizens
James Ackerman Shares About Prison Ministry and Second Chance Month at NRB Live at Lunch
Lecrae Teams Up with Prison Fellowship to Give Inmates Hope During Second Chance Month
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Alice Johnson: Second Chance Month – People Capable of Redemption
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ERLC Interviews Pastor Jon Kelly for Second Chance Month
Prison Fellowship Leads April as Second Chance Month for the Fifth Year
U.S. Senate Follows White House in Declaring April Second Chance Month
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