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.
How We Help
Second Chance assists with three main areas in the following ways:
Assistance with locating felon-friendly housing options
Limited, one-time financial assistance
Referrals for furnishing assistance
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 Program Event
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 is comprised of 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.
Disclaimer: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community-based Job Clubs are currently cancelled.
If you are interested in our services, please contact our office at 816-231-0450 for more information.
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 one of our upcoming sessions! Contact us for more details. Job Club meets every week unless otherwise noted.
Monday Job Club*
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Missouri Probation and Parole District 4
1730 Prospect Ave
Kansas City, MO 64127
*This session is only open to those required to register as a sex offender
Tuesday Job Club*
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Missouri Probation and Parole District 24
14440 E. 42nd Street, Suite 100
Independence, MO 64055
*This session is only open to individuals referred by MO Probation and Parole District 24
Wednesday Job Club
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch
3050 Prospect Ave
Kansas City, MO 64128