Second Chance creates opportunities for people to transform their own lives by fostering behavioral changes that promote personal responsibility, healthy relationships and positive contributions to society. This is accomplished through programs that provide job readiness and life skills training, along with job placement, mental health and prisoner re-entry services, relapse prevention and sober-living housing for adults and youth in need.
Second Chance is the most effective solution for reducing recidivism, unemployment and homelessness, empowering our clients to make sustainable personal changes that positively impact society.
Second Chance Academy
Second Chance has over 20 years of experience working in reentry. In collaboration with the University of California, San Diego, Second Chance Academy is committed to ensuring all training programs are based in the very latest scientific research and the training is practical and relevant to practitioners in reentry programming, resulting in reduced recidivism and safer communities. For more information please email the Academy.
Job Center in a Jail
Second Chance’s Job Center is a case management program offering employment services at East Mesa Reentry Facility.
Job Readiness Training
Better Attitudes. Better Preparation. These are the driving principles behind our Training program.
Skill development, academic learning, and job experience with case management and supportive services.
Helping our clients learn to help themselves is critical in our clean and sober residential living facilities.