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.
A 6-day intensive training focusing
on skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would
is seeking long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol or drugs.
Barriers to Reentry
Hamline University Center for Justice and Law & Mitchell
Hamline School of Law present - Barriers to Reentry
The Coalition Supports Reform that:
Fines & Fees
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.
Felony Probation Periods
Minnesota courts impose some of the
longest probation periods in the country. Effective
probation terms can both prevent future crime and
foster individual growth for probations. It is
important to strike a balance between these competing
interests when establishing appropriate probation terms.
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.