Every person has dignity and potential. But one in three American adults has a criminal record, which limits their access to education, jobs, housing, and other things they need to reach that potential. Since launching the first Second Chance™ Month in 2017, Prison Fellowship has spearheaded the nationwide effort to raise awareness about these barriers and unlock brighter futures for people with a criminal record. Together we can open the door for 70 million Americans to live up to their potential after paying their debt to society!
OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT SECOND CHANCES
SECOND CHANCE™ PARTNERSHIPS
Join more than 249 congregations, businesses, and organizations. Our voices will be louder together. Prison Fellowship wants to partner with churches, businesses, universities, and other organizations to coordinate events, social media, and more.
LET'S MAKE APRIL A CELEBRATION OF SECOND CHANCES!
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.
President Trump officially recognized April 2018 as Second Chance Month, along with 20 other jurisdictions and more than 249 partner organizations around the country. Prison Fellowship and its partners are working to reduce barriers keeping formerly incarcerated Americans from successfully rejoining society, and raising awareness of the importance of second chances through a press event, policy briefings, Second Chances 5Ks, "Second Chance Sunday" events held by churches, and coordinated petition and social media campaigns.
If you share our passion for breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for second chances, we invite you to partner with us and celebrate April 2019 as Second Chance Month!
JURISDICTIONS THAT HAVE DECLARED APRIL 2018 SECOND CHANCE MONTH
SECOND CHANCE MONTH PARTNERS
Join the 249 congregations, businesses and organizations that have partnered with Prison Fellowship in celebrating "Second Chance Month" in April!
"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)