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 Founder, 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
We selflessly embrace all with love and hope.
We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of honesty and transparency.
We treat all people with respect, kindness, and compassion.
We advocate for increased assistance, fair treatment, and equitable laws for returning citizens.
We practice resilience through adversity.
We provide formerly incarcerated people with various essentials for community reintegration and public safety.
Khalil A. Halim is a distinguished Army veteran whose life embodies a profound commitment to service and community empowerment. Graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems Management, Khalil's academic excellence mirrors his dedication to excellence in all endeavors.
With a remarkable 12-year tenure as Deputy Director at It Takes a Village, Khalil's impact reverberated through various spheres of civic engagement. Serving on the Mayor’s Office of HIV Resources Planning Council in Denver and chairing the Priorities Setting and Allocation Committee, Khalil played instrumental roles in shaping policies and programs for community health and well-being. His appointment by the Governor to the Colorado HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (CHAPP) Grant Review Committee underscores his leadership in public health initiatives.
Moreover, Khalil's contributions extended to the implementation and oversight of Aurora's Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Project (HPRP), reflecting his hands-on approach to addressing homelessness and housing insecurity.
As a founding member of Second Chance Center's Board of Directors, Khalil exemplified a steadfast commitment to rehabilitation and reintegration. Stepping into the role of Executive Director at Second Chance Center, Khalil continues his legacy of transformative leadership, guiding individuals towards brighter futures and second chances.
Beyond his professional achievements, Khalil's passion for music and DJing has earned him an iconic urban name in the DJ community, demonstrating his multifaceted talents and interests.
Yet, perhaps Khalil's most impactful contributions lie in his mentorship and guidance, offering invaluable support to those seeking answers and redemption. His unwavering dedication to uplifting others has catalyzed transformative journeys, including that of SCC's Founder, who found solace and inspiration in Khalil's wisdom and example.
In the tapestry of his life, Khalil A. Halim weaves threads of service, leadership, and compassion, illuminating pathways to redemption and second chances for all who cross his path.
Our Board of Directors
ROBYN T. WILLIAMS
Attorney, Devlin Law Firm
Account Management, Colorado Housing & Finance Authority
RHODA M. BLOUGH
Stewardship Consultant, Everence Financial
Human Resources Director, Jefferson County
Retirement Education Specialist, ICMA-RX Retirement
Primary Care Officer, Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment
REBECCA RIVERA-SERRANO, ED.D.
Affiliate Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Financial Advisor, Capstone Investment Financial Group