Ensuring Everyone Has a Second Chance


We believe that everyone deserves a second chance—including a chance to succeed in employment. It is estimated that about 1 in every 3 adults in the U.S. has a criminal record. Each year, millions of individuals returning to their communities from jail or prison struggle to find jobs to support themselves and their families. Our policy efforts focus on ensuring that people returning from incarceration and every person with a criminal record can access and succeed in employment.


Our Related Initiatives & Field Building Work 

B.MORE Initiative »


Our Resources

Prison Reform Recommendations 2015 »
Second Chance Act Fact Sheet »
Healthy Relationships, Employment, and Reentry »
Tips for Working with Jobseekers Newly Released from Prison »
Second Chance Reauthorization Act Fact Sheet »

From the Blog

To Be Smart on Crime, We Need To Be Smart on Employment »
How America Can Do More to Help Black Men Returning Home from Prison Find Jobs »
Re-examining Reentry: Transitional Jobs as a Strategic Investment in Individuals, Families, and Communities »
To Avoid Reincarceration, Mothers Need Support and Employment »


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