Kansas City Metroplitan Crime Commission Second Chance Program

This program provides employment-specific services for people reentering society after previous involvment with the justice system. Secure employment is one of the crucial factors in reducing future offenses and reincarceration.

Outcomes of this project will include less than 10% of the population returning to incarceration, no less than 75% employment rate, and at lease a $17-hour average rate of pay. Successfully achieving these outcomes increases community stability, reduces the instances of substance misuse and relapse, reduces the instance of future occurrence of violence among former perpetrators of violence, increases family reunification efforts, promotes economic growth in the form of tax contribution, and strengthens our local work force by expanding fair hiring practices.

14 Years Of Experience

The Second Chance Risk Reduction Center has 14 years of experience working with the Missouri Department of Corrections (MODOC) to deliver intentional and high-quality reentry services, as well as more than 10 years experiences in delivering reentry employment, boasting a track record of successful employment and recidivism reduction outcomes. Through the first six months of 2022, the program had resulted in an overall 88.2% employment and an average of $18.27-hour rate of pay, with zero clients returning to incarceration during their participation in the program.

The Missouri State recidivism rate currently sits at 43%. 

Intensive Case Management

The Second Chance Program will provide intensive case management and risk reduction services for a minimum of 50 clients supervised by Missouri Department of Corrections (MODOC) on felony Probation or Parole (P&P). Participants will also be chosen with priority related to gun and violence offenses, given the nature of the prevention specification of COMBAT funding.


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816-231-0450 • kc-crime.org

2023 COMBAT Funding:

2023 Service Projection:
50 People

Areas Of Focus

3100 Broadway, Suite 302, Kansas City, Missouri 64111