Second Chance


About Second Chance

Second Chance is a client-oriented re-entry case management program. We work to identify and target criminogenic needs and risks in order to effectively reduce the risk of re-offending.

We utilize intensive, one-on-one case management to establish realistic personal goals that are consistent with probation and parole requirements. Our goal is to help reduce common transition barriers, promote successful re-entry back into the community, and assist clients in achieving self-sufficiency.

What We Do

Second Chance helps qualifying clients by providing the following services:

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


  • Access to felon-friendly landlords in the Kansas City Metro area
  • One-time financial assistance for 1st month’s rent or deposit
  • Tenant Rights and Responsibilities class
  • Referrals for furnishing assistance

*income guidelines apply

Probation/Parole and 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.)


Clients must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a resident of Kansas City, Missouri – Jackson County
  • Must be on Missouri State Probation or Parole, regardless of the offense
  • Must be referred by Probation or Parole Officer
  • Must have active attendance and participation in Job Club


Attend a 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 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 view the information sheet above or contact us for more information.

Upcoming Dates
February 6, 2019
May 1, 2019
August 7, 2019
November 6, 2019

Time and Location
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Bluford Library Branch
3050 Prospect Ave
Kansas City, MO 64128

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 one of our upcoming sessions! Contact us for more details. Job Club meets every week unless otherwise noted.

*Monday sessions are only open to those required to register as a sex offender

**Tuesday sessions are only open to those advised out of the District 24 office

Monday Job Club*
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Missouri Probation and Parole District 4
1730 Prospect Ave
Kansas City, MO 64127

Tuesday Job Club**
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Missouri Probation and Parole District 24
14440 E. 42nd Street, Suite 100
Independence, MO 64055

Wednesday Job Club (open to all)
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Bluford Library Branch
3050 Prospect Ave
Kansas City, MO 64128

Resource Fair

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Contact Second Chance

3100 Broadway, Suite 302
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Monday through Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm