Second Chance Program

Community Safety and Tax Dollars

It costs $28,000 - $60,000 to incarcerate a person for one year and approximately $4,000 per year for probation. There is an absurdity in spending more and more money arresting and re-arresting the same people. However, the failure of many ex-inmates to make it on the outside has a far more visceral impact than simply straining budgets. These ex-offenders return to our city and neighborhoods, often overburdening social services, disrupting families and jeopardizing public safety.