We are a bipartisan 501(c)3 advocating for responsible policies
and practices enabling persons with justice system involvement
to support themselves and their families and contribute
to their communities to their full potential.
MN SECOND CHANCE COALITION
We are a bipartisan 501(c)3 advocating for responsible policies and practices enabling persons with justice system involvement to support themselves and their families and contribute to their communities to their full potential.
Cultural Bias and Sensitivity in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Cultural Beliefs and Recovery
One of the most important issues facing the addiction
and mental health communities is how to meet the needs
of an increasingly diverse population.
In this training, participants will learn ways
to provide affirming and inclusive services for
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer clients.
Specifically, they will learn about LGBTQ+ identities,
gender and sexuality and how these identities intersect within the criminal justice system.
Criminal Thinking, Substance Use Disorder, and Recovery
This webinar explores challenges in addressing substance
use disorders with this population, looks at treatment
approaches that have lead to positive outcomes, and,
provides physiological and other scientific evidence
to further support positive outcomes.
At this Virtual Town Hall, we invite
connection between Minnesotans and
those Minnesota State House and Senate
candidates who have responded to our
2020 Candidate Questionnaire. We will
begin by introducing the legislative
affairs work of the Minnesota Second
Chance Coalition, and then breakout
into virtual rooms by Minnesota region.
Fines and fees from traffic and low-level criminal
violations strip assets from low income communities,
especially communities of color. Individuals who lack the liquid
assets to pay a ticket in full and on time experience an escalation
of consequences, including late fees, collection fees, and driver’s
license suspensions, which can create a debt-to-jail trap for many people.
Pardon Reform Bill
The proposed bill will create a nine-member part-time clemency/pardon
review commission with 3-members each chosen by the Governor, the Attorney
General and the Chief Justice. This Commission and its staff will take over
the role of the role of the commissioner of corrections regarding intake,
investigation, and evaluation of the petitions for clemency/pardons.
Contrary to widespread belief,
Minnesotans do not regain the right to vote when
they've finished serving their prison time.
Only once they've finished lengthy periods of
supervision, often decades in duration, can they
participate in our democracy and teach their
children civic responsibility.