SECOND CHANCE
 FELLOWSHIP

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.

APPLICATION

Open for 
2023-2024 Class

VISION

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.

MISSION

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.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To support and encourage prisoners, ex-prisoners and young professionals to become social entrepreneurs.

  2. To create evidence based enterprise, multi dimensional interventions to accelerate prison reforms.

  3. To build a layer of peer-leaders (current prisoners) who have been affected by the system and wish to bring change from within.

  4. Develop a network of  different stakeholders to support in the fellowship's long-term sustainability and 

 

THEMATICS ADDRESSED BY OUR FELLOWS

OBJECTIVES

PRISON BUDGET

TECHNOLOGY IMPACT ON PRISON

HIGH 

RECIDIVISM RATE IN CRIME AGAINST WOMEN

MENTAL HEALTH OF PRISONER AND STAFF

VOTING RIGHTS TO PRISONERS

ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN PRISONS

REIMAGINING

BAIL PROCESS

PRISON OVERCROWDING

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

12 Months of Service
10 Fellows (50%
ex-prisoners)

10 Prisons
10 Individual Projects
10 Potential Entrepreneurs
every year

10000+

Prisoners Have Attended Workshops and Sessions Organized by SCF

45+

NGOs and CSOs Reached for Collaborations and Partnerships.

3200+

Hours of Workshops and Sessions are Facilitated by Second Chance Fellows 

25+

Fellows and Peer-Fellows have Graduated in the Past 4 years 

400+

Released Prisoners have Voluntarily Reached for Rehabilitation Programs

7

SC Fellows Became Entrepreneur and Got Projects Incubated Under SCF