Second Chance Month- Don't Shop Where You Can't Work
April is Second Chance Month. It was started in 2017 by Prison Fellowship as a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the barriers to reentry and unlock brighter futures for people with a criminal record. Here at NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc. we believe that EVERYONE deserves a second chance and that everyone has dignity and the potential to be productive community members when given the chance to. As an organization that EXCLUSIVE serves those impacted by a criminal conviction, we are committed to empowering those we serve who deserve second chances get the opportunities they are so often denied. For #SecondChanceMonth2021 we have put out a call to action for direcly impacted individuals, our familes, friends and allies to be intentional in where we spend our money by ONLY supporting businesses that support us.
Therefore, we are asking that you NOT shop where you and your loved one cannot work! All month long, and going forward, we will be highlighing businesses throughout the country that are 2nd chance employers and are asking that you support them and to thank them for believing in 2nd chances. We want to get the point across that despite being locked out of employment oppoortunites because of a criminal conviction, we are still consumers and if businesses will not support us, we will support those that do! You can read more about our campaign to support 2nd chance employers on our Facebook call to action campain page: Don't Shop Where You Can't Work.
Upcoming Reentry & Reform Focused Events
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In case you missed the March 9th Talk Justice Tuesday conversation on reentry featuring our founder, Restore Georgia, Recovery Warriors, Georgia Justice Project, Liberty County Reentry Coalition and Albany Second Chance.
Justice Day 2020: Columbus Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Ride the Bus to the Capitol
Along with other Georgia organizations, we co-hosted Justice Day 2020! Our founder, coordinated and led efforts for Columbus supporters and others directly impacted by the criminal justice system to be transported to the Capitol to attend Justice Day 2020's day long advocacy event. You can watch WTVM's news interview of the bus boarding and Waleisah's interview here.
Founder Urges City Council To #EndCashBail in Columbus, GA on 1/14/20
Our founder, Waleisah, spoke before city council urging them to stop supporting the criminalization of the poor and to #EndCashBail and pretrial detention in Columbus, GA. You can watch her news interview here