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We’re here to help you get back to the starting line.

You may be here as someone stuck in the gaps within in the cycle of crime, corrections and re-entry. Or maybe you know someone in need of our program services.

The Crime Commission welcomes direct correspondence in favor of our greater mission of making Kansas City safer. We will put you in touch with the right person and program. Thank you for reaching out. You’ve come to the right place.

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Less than 10% of Participants Return to Incarceration

How It Works

Second Chance assists with three main areas in the following ways:

Employment

  • Resume Building
  • Mock Interviewing
  • Job Leads

Housing

  • Assistance with locating felon-friendly housing options
  • Limited, one-time financial assistance
  • Referrals for furnishing assistance

Personal Needs

  • Positive officer/client relationship reinforcement
  • Access to substance abuse and/or mental health programming
  • Access to education programs (GED/Diploma, On-the-Job Training, Higher Education)
  • Access to basic health needs (eye glasses, prescriptions, etc.)

Attend a Second Chance Event Program Today

Welcome Back!

Kansas City has a lot to offer for those who are releasing to the area. Welcome Back is a quarterly event designed as a one-stop information shop on what resources are available to those who are releasing back to the area. Presenters include a variety of community agencies covering a host of topics such as education resources, mental & physical health needs, basic assistance such as food, health and transportation support, etc. Our goal is to provide a sense of hope and a practical plan for success.

The Greater Kansas City Reentry Team comprises members from the corrections community, behavioral health providers, educators, employment specialists and other community partners. We strive to share best practices for returning citizens to meet their needs for housing and employment options, treatment and other areas to assist them in becoming a part of the community. Each quarterly meeting is designed to be educational for attendees and provide a forum for sharing resources and ideas.

This class is open to anyone who is interested in attending. Please contact us for class location and time.

Job Club

Job Club is a weekly job readiness class set to enhance the employability of those who have been involved with the criminal justice system. Instructors are trained in offender workforce development and have created a curriculum that is designed for the ex-offender population. Each week, we review employers who are “felon-friendly” and hiring in the Kansas City area and discuss real-life employment skills, such as explaining a criminal background during an interview.

Join us at any of our upcoming 2017 sessions! Contact us for more details.

Contact Us Today

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 816-231-0450

Second Chance

3100 Broadway, Suite 302

Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Office hours: Monday–Friday  8:30 am–4:30 pm