Re-integration back into the community is a process and not a program. The journey is fraught with difficulty, as old relationships
can be fractured or broken and new non-criminal and supportive relationships need to be formed.
This can often mean that an ex prisoner is unable to return to their community, and they are forced to starting over
in a new town or city, they also have to develope new networks of support, new means of earning an income, socialising with
pro social groups and people. Locating somewhere to live, is in itself a huge challenge.
Doing this alone is almost impossible and the temptation to return to a life of crime is always present.
Real changes can usually only be made with the support of agencies like Second Chance Project in collaboration with other
non government and supportive individuals.
Ideally a whole community is needed; to share the load and bring different and varied types of support when required.
Second Chance Project Association Inc. seeks to be the catalyst to this process in collaboration with church, NGO's and
individuals by raising awareness, generating acceptance, inspiring action and providing counseling assistance
to those seeking support to change their lives.
The 4 A’s of the Association
*Raising Awareness in the community of the need to give second chances and show grace to ex-offenders and families.
By presenting concerts in Churches, in the community and partnering with like minded agencies and groups
*Generating Acceptance of ex-offenders and their families in the community
By continuing to show acceptance and encoragement to the inmate after release.
*Inspiring community Action to support the reintegration of ex-offenders back into society
By using families, groups and individuals to offer practical assistance.
*Providing Assistance to equip ex offenders to transition back into the community
by networking with established non government agencies offering professional counseling sessions.