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)