Established in 2012, Second Chance Center, Inc. (SCC) is a Colorado based nonprofit organization determined to be the state’s premier community re-entry program and a model for the nation. SCC offers case management, mentoring, and vital resources to assist formerly incarcerated individuals in reestablishing their lives and becoming successful members of the community.
The cycle of criminal behavior is difficult to break and often involves a comprehensive approach to address a host of issues, including but not limited to substance abuse, violence, trauma and socioeconomic factors.
Our clients are often unaware of the impact these factors have had on the course of their lives and their ability to actively choose a better path, which is why we mentor our clients to wisely navigate their unique needs and circumstances and help them make the most of their second chance.
Led by the resolute vision of Executive Director, Hassan A. Latif, our team of caring professionals offer education, assistance, support and resources to the formerly incarcerated. SCC is transforming lives as they lower recidivism* and positively impact the community.
*A national metric monitored by the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership
"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited to long to make."
- Lewis Carroll
Our goal is to help formerly incarcerated people transition to lives of success and fulfillment.
We provide the formerly incarcerated, and their network, with education, resources, and support to successfully re-enter the community and cultivate a rewarding life.
We are determined to reduce recidivism rates and protect future generations from the continuing cycle of incarceration.
We aim to transform the futures of formerly incarcerated people and how they are viewed in our country by reversing the negative impact of incarceration on communities and encouraging life-changing habits.
Our Core Values
Love We selflessly embrace everyone with love and hope
Integrity We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of honesty and transparency
Empathy We treat all people with respect, kindness and compassion
Social Justice We advocate for increased assistance, fair treatment, and equitable laws for returning citizens
Resilience We seek to role-model resilience in times when trials and tribulations are present
Service We serve formerly incarcerated people, providing them with an assortment of essentials for community reintegration and public safety