Thank you for supporting second chances, working with us to tear down the walls of that second prison and the lies of social stigma—to truly offer a second chance.
Resolution Sheds Light on Thousands of Barriers Aimed Those with Criminal Records
"I got up this morning, did my prayers, and just put the day in God's hands," says Joseff White.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of prisoners are released and return to society, and they need a second chance. The Church should be a place where they can easily find support and encouragement.
"There's a lot of untapped talent out there—people who haven't been given a chance because of barriers."
"I don't believe that God allowed me to leave prison so that I could kick up my feet and enjoy life. There's a lot of men who have done less than what I've done and are still in prison."
"The church just really loved me and took care of me. They were there to help me and didn't hold anything back."
Convicted of manslaughter, Brandy served over 6 years before she got a second chance at life. Now she helps others do the same as a mentor.
"We are fighting for those 65 million Americans with criminal records—one in four adults—who wish to regain their dignity and make important contributions to society."
Recognizing the need for second chances, Washington, D.C. has declared April 2018 as Second Chance Month.
In prison, making decisions isn't very difficult: make the right choice and you'll disappear into the crowd. But what happens when there's more than one 'right choice?'