TUCSON, ARIZONA -- Second Chance Tucson is a group of local non-profits, governmental groups, faith-based, and law enforcement agencies all combining to assist people exiting the prison system with reentry into a productive life outside. Former Mayor Rothschild worked with US Magistrate Charles Pyle to get this started back in 2014.
On Tuesday, October 27th, from 10 am until 11:30 am, there will be an online forum describing this year's Second Chance Tucson events. The forum is free to attend – find the registration information at this site: www.secondchancetucson.org
One out of every 31 adults is in jail, prison, or is on probation or parole. Each of them bring unique skill sets to the job market. And finding employers who'll assist in reentry has a direct impact on recidivism rates. That's not theory – it's fact. Second Chance Tucson is a way for you to find your place in helping in that reentry process.
The forum will describe symposiums about reentry, Second Chance job fairs, ways you can help teach skills such as resume writing and interview techniques, and there will be early planning for volunteer service coming on Cesar Chavez Day.
If you're an employer, you may be eligible for a Federal tax credit of up to $2,400 for hiring a returning citizen. If you'd like more information on that, contact Debbie Chavez at 602.771.0899. And whether you're an employer, or a person who wants to assist using your own skills, signing up for the forum is the first step to getting involved.