WE BELIEVE IN CHANGE
Second Chance Quest was organized to be the voice and positive image for men and women who have transcended from their criminal past. We fully realize that we are locked in a never ending cycle where it is not uncommon to find three generations of family members in prison serving time. That dark reality transcends race and religion, but far too often it is African Americans, Hispanics, and Poor Whites who live with that reality.
The war on drugs, poor schools, failed reentry programs and Mass Incarceration, are just a few of the culprits that cause many men and women to be sentenced to decades of imprisonment for non-violent offenses. Second Chance Quest, along with the prevailing thought of many Democrats and Republicans, understands that this nation will be best served if we implement effective “alternative sentencing” for non-violent offenders.
Second Chance Quest is a vehicle of alternative sentencing for non-violent offenders. We envision those men and women to truly be given second chance in life
Children With Incarcerated Parents
Incarceration can have a troubling effect on children with a parent in prison. From teenage pregnancy to dropping out of school to incarceration. We foster these young people by Creating B.O.S.S.E.S
We educate the public on the injustices placed on non-violent offenders, children with incarcerated parents, and the effects of excessive prison sentences on our communities
“I think we have a tendency sometimes to almost take for granted, or think it’s normal, that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system,”
“These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different from the mistakes I made, and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made.”
“The difference is that they did not have the kind of support structures, the second chances, the resources that would allow them to survive those mistakes.”