Any of us who have experienced the struggle of trying to have a successful re-entry or have a loved one struggling to regain a life, know how badly reform is needed. The legal discrimination against the formerly incarcerated or anyone with a conviction label has made that struggle even harder. There is a bill in Congress that is a step towards giving people the opportunity to prove they are more than the label they have.
The Second Chance Act is an effort to give people who have completed their punishment the chance to return to their communities as law-abiding and contributing members of society. By providing the resources needed to coordinate reentry services and policies at the state and local levels, the bill encourages communities to work to help formerly incarcerated men, women, and young people and provides second chances that lower the chance of people returning to incarceration.
Please go to this site & sign to have the letter sent to your elected officials. Please share it with everyone you can. If we don't speak out, no one will.
Yes it is ridiculous we treat them as criminals the rest of their lives. They are a criminal to the point they made the choice of committing the crime, the rest of their life if they don't committing another crime they are no longer a criminal. Second chances are important.
"We loved with a love that was more than love"
Edgar Allen Poe
Go there & then scroll down to where it says Take Action. The 1st item has a place where you can click on advocacy tool. That should take you where you enter your zipcode & the right representative should pop up. Then you can follow the easy instructions to send your support.
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to GaReform For This Useful Post: