A Second Chance: KC program helps former offenders get back on their feet

A Second Chance: KC program helps former offenders get back on their feet
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Throughout the month of April, KMBC 9’s Cody Holyoke will profile graduates and members of the ‘Second Chance’ program–an effort to help formerly incarcerated people return to our community.The Second Chance Risk Reduction Center is a program run by the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, a local nonprofit group.A team of people works to help former offenders break the cycle of crime and get back on their feet. Second Chance offers job and housing assistance–along with access to education programs and counseling.Thomas Prewitt graduated the Second Chance program. He tells KMBC 9 News the organization helped him succeed after his release from prison in 2019.”They find your strengths. They helped me find the jobs that I was able to be real good at, instead of just working a job just to be working a job,” Prewitt said.Prewitt now works at an assisted living center. Watch his story above.For more information–and to see if you or a loved one qualifies for the Second Chance program — click here.

Throughout the month of April, KMBC 9’s Cody Holyoke will profile graduates and members of the ‘Second Chance’ program–an effort to help formerly incarcerated people return to our community.

The Second Chance Risk Reduction Center is a program run by the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, a local nonprofit group.

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A team of people works to help former offenders break the cycle of crime and get back on their feet. Second Chance offers job and housing assistance–along with access to education programs and counseling.

Thomas Prewitt graduated the Second Chance program. He tells KMBC 9 News the organization helped him succeed after his release from prison in 2019.

“They find your strengths. They helped me find the jobs that I was able to be real good at, instead of just working a job just to be working a job,” Prewitt said.

Prewitt now works at an assisted living center. Watch his story above.

For more information–and to see if you or a loved one qualifies for the Second Chance program — click here.

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