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Fostering Reentry Success: Advancing Second Chances in the 118th Congress

SR-325, Kennedy Caucus Room

More than one in three adults in the U.S. have a criminal record. These individuals face over 44,000 government-imposed barriers to work, housing, education, and civil rights that limit their efforts to become responsible stewards of their families and communities. How can churches, businesses, law enforcement, and policymakers better unlock second chances for Americans who have paid their debt to society? What can our society do to reduce cycles of recidivism, addiction, and unemployment among individuals leaving our nation's prisons and jails?

Prison Fellowship joined us for a conversation about the importance of fostering a culture that promotes second chances.


  • Stanley Ball, Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel at Eaton Corporation
  • Ja’Ron Smith, Partner at Dentons Global Advisors Government Relations
  • Jermaine Wilson, Regional Director at Prison Fellowship and Mayor of Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Kate Trammell, Esq., Vice President of Advocacy at Prison Fellowship