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We cordially invite you to our 4th Annual Thankful for 2nd Chance Charity Fundraiser. This year's event will be held both virtually and in-person, so everyone, no matter where you are, can participate! You will have the opportunity to run, walk, or bike at your convenience between 11/01/2023 and 11/30/2023. In person race option will be held 11/18/2023 @9am at Johnny Jacobs Playground 5851 5th Ave Marrero, LA 70072.
Once released from prison, women must obtain employment and gain housing immediately. Over 27,000 Louisiana women are under community supervision as of June 2022, with over 50% being Black.
Approximately 80% of justice-involved women are mothers who will be responsible for taking care of their children when released from prison. Research shows that 25% do not have a high school or equivalent (GED), and only 55% worked before incarceration. Post-incarceration, women are more likely to suffer from mental and physical health issues. Ten times more women in the justice system are homeless than the general population.
With low educational attainment and fewer employment opportunities than male ex-offenders, many justice-involved women will accept non-permanent, low-level, or entry-level positions at $7.25 an hour, the Louisiana minimum wage. In addition, monthly housing costs in Louisiana average well over $1,000. Louisiana minimum wage is wholly inadequate when you factor in the cost of basic necessities, childcare, and post-incarceration fines and fees.
A study conducted at Harvard University in 2019 confirmed that 64% of formerly incarcerated women obtained stable employment after completing a wrap-around program. In addition, compared to national estimates of 40%, less than 6% were reincarcerated within 18 months.
Together we help women build a sense of purpose through motivation to inspire innovation. Learn more about 2nd Chance Living PMI at https://www.2ndchancelivingpmi.org/.
SCLPMI's goal is to help each justice-involved woman start on the path toward self-sufficiency by addressing the many employment barriers she has faced throughout her lifetime.
To date, our accomplishments include:
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