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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community-based Job Clubs and Welcome Back quarterly sessions are currently cancelled.

If you are interested in our services, please contact our office at 816-231-0450 for more information.

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.

Who We Help

Must meet all of the following:

  • Be on Missouri State Supervised Probation or Parole - regardless of the offense

  • Resident of Kansas City, MO proper - Jackson County

    • If you live in Clay County, you must have a Kansas City, MO proper address​

  • Active participant in Job Club

    • Due to the COVID-19​ pandemic, Job Club is currently canceled. You must complete a phone screening with the Services Coordinator.

 

Click here for help to know whether you meet the requirements to participate.

What We Do

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

Job Readiness Training

  • Access to felon-friendly employers in the Kansas City metro area

  • Basic Resume and Cover letter building skills

  • Interviewing skills - e.g. how to explain your offense to a potential employer

  • Transportation assistance

  • Referrals for clothing, work boots, and other employment services

Housing (Must be working a full-time permanent job, making at least $12/hr)

  • Access to felon-friendly landlords in the Kansas City metro area

  • One-time financial assistance for 1st months rent or deposit

  • Tenant Rights and Responsibilities class

  • Referrals for furnishing assistance

Probation/Parole & Personal Needs

  • Community Service fee 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

Disclaimer: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the remaining 2020 Welcome Back quarterly sessions are currently cancelled.
If you are interested in our services, please contact our office at 816-231-0450 for more information.

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.

Second Chance

3100 Broadway, Suite 302

Kansas City, MO 64111-2658

Phone: 816-231-0450

Office Hours: Monday–Friday

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Tracy Kirksey

Second Chance and MCSP Director

tkirksey@kc-crime.org

816-231-0450

Contact Second Chance

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Job Club
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.

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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

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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

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Wednesday Job Club

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch

3050 Prospect Ave

Kansas City, MO 64128

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The Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission

3100 Broadway Blvd Suite 1234, Kansas City, MO 64111

​816-960-6800​

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