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WHAT IS SECOND CHANCE MONTH?
Every person has dignity and potential. But approximately 1 in 3 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 approximately 70 million Americans to live up to their potential after paying their debt to society!
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We would be honored for you to join Prison Fellowship® as we celebrate the third annual Second Chance Month in Washington, D.C., March 28 at the historic Watergate Hotel, a fitting reminder of the second chance story of our founder the late Chuck Colson. The evening will feature a dinner program, including a keynote speaker and inspiring stories of formerly incarcerated people who have been able to use their second chances to positively impact others. You won’t want to miss…Find out more »
Join us for a special, community-wide prayer gathering celebrating the dignity and potential of people with a criminal history. This is an opportunity to cover our nation with prayer for those affected by crime and incarceration. Throughout the gathering, you will hear real-life stories of people searching for their second chance. For information contact: Jeremy @ [email protected]Find out 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.
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 press, policy briefings, Second Chances 5Ks, "Second Chance Sunday" services 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!