Finding A Career Path And Positive Future Essay

1007 Words Jun 7th, 2015 5 Pages
2nd Chance At a Loving Life, 2nd CALL, is an organization which takes previously incarcerated individuals from society, and helps them define a career path and positive future. I have personally always been a fan of the “underdog” and enjoy seeing success from those not believed in. Re-entry is certainly a major issue in our criminal justice system which needs to be addressed. It is common to hear about how expensive incarceration is, how it is ineffective, and how offenders recidivate more often than not. By focusing on re-entry, it not only improves the quality of individual’s lives, but it improves the criminal justice system and society as a whole. Upon release from incarceration, whether it be less than a year or many decades, a person will have to essentially assimilate with society. They will have to find a job, with a criminal record, find a place to live, and re-accustom themselves to life outside a detention center. For many, this is a struggle, and often times no one is there to lend a helping hand. This is where 2nd CALL comes in. By providing previously incarcerated individuals with the knowledge and resources to succeed in life they help individuals desist from crime and become productive members of society. Becoming a productive member of society is exactly what these individuals want at 2nd CALL. 2nd CALL provides these individuals with a welcoming family like environment. There is a strong push for self-acceptance and taking responsibility for their own…

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