Second Chance Program is a non government organization providing rehabilitation and a second chance for juvenile offenders, in collaboration with the Criminal Justice System and The Ministry of Social Transformation of Antigua & Barbuda.
Second Chance Program is committed to ensuring all training and rehabilitation programs are based in the very latest scientific research and the training is practical and relevant to practitioners in reentry programming, resulting in reduced recidivism and safer communities. It is our mission is to disrupt the cycle of incarceration and poverty by helping people find their way to self-sufficiency.
Prevention is the best cure and it is on this basis that Second Chance Program is modeling their mission.
Appropriate interventions are necessary and the timing of such interventions is all important in the quest for diversion from the Criminal Justice System. We work from a client centered perspective and consider our multi systemic approach both flexible enough to provide bespoke courses and training, yet robust enough to address key issues often overlooked.
Second Chance Program intends to implement an efficient referral system in order that best practice is observed through cooperative multi agency working.
The Program Participant
Each participant is seen as an individual and has their own specific story heard and understood before their Individual Rehabilitation Plan (IRP) is formed.
Each participant will have an IRP that will address the issues identified specific to them. The method of formulating the IRP is unique and is the outcome of in-depth engagement between key workers and the client over a period of time. Trust is pivotal in the process of change and as such, taking time building a safe and secure foundation with the participant is paramount to success. It is important to establish boundaries with the client but those must be set out and agreed from the onset of engagement thus offering responsibility and choice to the participant.