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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, community-based Welcome Back quarterly sessions will remain virtual. In-person Job Clubs are being held weekly for program case management consideration.

Please call our office for a phone screening and eligibility at 816-231-0450

You may be here as someone stuck in the gaps within 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

    • Must attend a minimum of one in-person Job Club for Case Management program assistance. You must complete a phone screening with the Services Coordinator.

 

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Contact Second Chance

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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

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 $13.50/hr)

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

  • One-time financial assistance

  • 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.)

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Attend a Second Chance Program Event

Disclaimer: Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2022 Welcome Back Quarterly Sessions will remain virtual until we can safely resume to community based large group settings.

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.

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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.

Please contact our office for a phone screening for eligibility to attend our weekly Job Club sessions. You must be signed up to attend.

Tuesday Job Club

2:00 - 3:00 PM

The Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission

Second Chance Risk Reduction Center

3100 Broadway Blvd, Suite 302

Kansas City, MO 64111

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