Second Chance Month has been observed in the United States during April since 2017. It is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction and unlock second-chance opportunities for people who have completed their sentences to become contributing citizens.
The effort is led by Prison Fellowship, the nation’s largest nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, and an advocate for justice reform. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp continues the practice of prior governors in issuing annual proclamations recognizing the observance. View the 2022 proclamation here.
Find a list of Second Chance Month events and registrations here.