SECOND CHANCE MONTH 2022
For the fifth 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 2022 was our sixth consecutive year celebrating April as Second Chance Month, and the movement has rapidly grown and deepened across the United States. In addition to the White House, 26 states officially recognized April 2022 as Second Chance Month, and more than 700 churches, businesses, and organizations joined Prison Fellowship as official Second Chance Month partners.
SECOND CHANCE MONTH 2022 EVENTS
Together with our partners, Prison Fellowship held events throughout the month to raise awareness of the importance of second chances. Events included the Virtual Second Chance Sunday service on April 3, the Virtual Second Chance Month Gala on April 28, and the Road to Second Chances Prayer Walk in Oklahoma on April 30.
Twitter chats throughout April helped to amplify the conversation online about second chances.
JURISDICTIONS THAT DECLARED APRIL 2022 SECOND CHANCE MONTH
Jurisdictions that have officially recognized April 2022 as Second Chance Month, including an official proclamation from the White House.
“America is a nation of second chances, and it is critical that our criminal and juvenile justice systems provide meaningful opportunities for rehabilitation and redemption.”
President Joseph R. Biden Jr.