Frequently asked questions:
What Services Second Chance Offer?
- Jobs for Life training
- Mentors commitment for two years
- Human resources development training
What are the Requirements for Enrollment?
- Willingness to make positive change
- Completed application
- Personal interview
What Training Should I Expect?
- Developing character
- Balancing work and family
- Handling roadblocks
- Connection to community resources
- Job assessment and preparation
- Job search and resume development
- Communication and interviewing
- Assistance with job resources
What Will I Receive Upon Completion?
- Graduation ceremony
- Certificate of completion
- Letter of recommendation
2nd Chance Program
J. Phillip Betts, President
Angela M. Harris, Executive Director
Gloretta Y. McNeil, Coordinator
P.O. Box 1309
Oxford, NC 27565
About The 2nd Chance Program
...One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things
which are ahead
Our mission is to help break the cycle of crimes by working with ex-felons in a
loving and structural environment that provides the necessary time and community
resources to become more productive well balanced citizens.
Second Chance is a program designed to promote the mental, physical and spiritual development
of each participant and empowers them with love, respect, forgiveness and faith through the meaning
and significance of Christian values.
This program offers Jobs for Life classes that encourage positive self concepts, practical life
skills for daily living, and ways to overcome roadblocks. In addition, employability training is
offered by the Human Resources Development of Vance Granville Community College.
Participants are required to complete the classes to earn a certificate and a letter of recommendation for possible employment.
Second Chance Program is a 501© (3) organization that assists male and female ex-felons, regardless of ethnic background, who are re-entering society after incarceration and have demonstrated a willingness to make positive changes. Many are dealing with the pain of having been separated from their families in addition to not having the resources to sustain themselves. Second Chance Program connects these men and women to community resources to rebuild lives through employment and positive change.
Second Chance Program is funded through Granville County and private donations from community businesses, which are minimal.
- to decrease the number of ex-felons who become homeless and unemployed eventually repeat of crimes
- to assist ex-felons in obtaining employment and managing finances so they may be re-establish a positive self-sufficient lifestyle
- to reunite ex-felons with their families and teach them the life skills necessary for daily living through counseling and training services
- to assist with continued education (e.g., GED, additional computer training)