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Second Chance Program
The Second Chance Program which is unique in this area, offers leadership and work that organizes the entire metro social service community in order to reduce recidivism and to support Missouri Probation & Parole. They connect high risk returning offenders to services.
Second Chance Program Research
Gaps Analysis– In April of 2010, UMKC Criminology Professor Alexander Holsinger and former Second Chance Program Director Lora McDonald concluded gaps analysis research (Examining Offender Reentry in KC Metropolitan Area: A Gaps Analysis), funded by Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, which identified programmatic, systemic, policy and service gaps that, if addressed, could decrease recidivism and increase success of returning offenders in the metropolitan area. (Information from KC-Crime.org)
Metropolitan Kansas City
- Catholic Charities of Kansas City – St. Joseph
- Kansas City Rescue Mission
- Corizon Health
- Help for KC Support for WomenKansas City Community Source
- Journey to a New Life
- Corizon Health (many reentry services categorized)
- Jobs for Felons Hub (many job programs categorized)
- Reentry Video
- Missouri Reentry Program
A wide range of support, including Reentry, is also available available through United Way 2-1-1
Call: (816) 474-5112 or
toll free at (866) 320-5764
Visit: United Way 2-1-1
Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission
As a nationally recognized nonprofit, the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission advocates, develops strategies and operates innovative programs that bring people and public safety agencies together to power a safer, better Kansas City community. The cycle of crime hurts individuals as well as the community. The Crime Commission and its programs are designed to each combat a point as well as provide a safety net for those that the cycle affects.
The Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers is a member program of Crime Stoppers USA, and its TIPS Hotline has proven to be a vital crime-fighting instrument in the KC community. TIPS can be submitted via phone, web or an app, and the program partners with Kansas City area schools to prevent crime within student environments.
MCSP provides case management for both supervised and unsupervised probationary clients who have been ordered to complete community service by the courts. It is a nonprofit organization funded through supervision fees paid by participating clients, worksite sponsorships, and program contracts.
The Second Chance Program advocates for effective prisoner re-entry, fundraises for local programs, conducts research, assembles task forces and focus groups, and performs other special projects in the community. This coordinating force is dedicated to the vision of helping released offenders make a seamless transition back into the community, receiving the second chance these men and women so desire.
Since 2003, the Surviving Spouse And Family Endowment Fund (SAFE) has provided immediate financial assistance to the spouses, children and/or dependent parents of those who lose a loved one in the line of duty. Through public support, SAFE is able to provide a $25,000 no-questions-asked donation to loved ones in nine counties on both sides of the state line.