Matthew Charles and Emily Colson were two featured speakers at the inaugural Second Chance Month Gala at the historic Watergate Hotel.
Former drug addict and prisoner Jessica Towers is still in awe with how her life has turned out. Thanks to DC Central Kitchen, a nonprofit kitchen and training program, Jessica has a second chance she never dreamed was possible.
Behind bars Alex found God, learned the meaning of community, and gained a greater respect for others. Now he travels the country doing what he loves.
Dr. Michael Strong spent 25 years behind bars. Today, he gives back to his community through his work with the Crime Victims' Compensation Program.