PROJECT SECOND CHANCE
Conceptualized in 2017, Project Second Chance is the first of its kind intervention that is shifting the slow, archaic, and often ineffective prison reform ecosystem in India by putting the onus of new ideas and solutions into the hands of committed stakeholders close to the problem, especially inmates or people with incarceration backgrounds through a one year, full time fellowship program called Second Chance Fellowship where prisoners/ex- prisoners become social entrepreneurs to solve the systemic issues of prisons.
We want to create a cadre of innovative change-makers and leaders who will reimagine, revamp and reform the prison ecosystem. Building an
effective and safe system that is neither biased nor unfair safeguards inmates' rights and ensures justice is delivered equitably.
We aim to host 100+ leaders in the next 10 years and build entrepreneurs out of at least 60-70% of them to start several long-term sustainable
interventions to transform the prison system and reform, rehabilitate and reintegrate 1,00,000+ prisoners.
To support and encourage prisoners, ex-prisoners and young professionals to become social entrepreneurs.
To create evidence based enterprise, multi dimensional interventions to accelerate prison reforms.
To build a layer of peer-leaders (current prisoners) who have been affected by the system and wish to bring change from within.
Develop a network of different stakeholders to support in the fellowship's long-term sustainability and
THEMATICS ADDRESSED BY OUR FELLOWS
TECHNOLOGY IMPACT ON PRISON
RECIDIVISM RATE IN CRIME AGAINST WOMEN
MENTAL HEALTH OF PRISONER AND STAFF
VOTING RIGHTS TO PRISONERS
ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN PRISONS
12 Months of Service
10 Fellows (50%
10 Individual Projects
10 Potential Entrepreneurs
Prisoners Have Attended Workshops and Sessions Organized by SCF
NGOs and CSOs Reached for Collaborations and Partnerships.
Hours of Workshops and Sessions are Facilitated by Second Chance Fellows
Fellows and Peer-Fellows have Graduated in the Past 4 years
Released Prisoners have Voluntarily Reached for Rehabilitation Programs
SC Fellows Became Entrepreneur and Got Projects Incubated Under SCF