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    Voices for a Second Chance

    Voices for a Second Chance (VSC) (formally the Visitors’ Services Center), is an essential safety net for offenders and their families who are likely to be among the most marginalized members of our society.

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  • Our mission

    Our mission

    We keep the incarcerated connected to their families and community. From the moment of arrest through release. We work hand-and-hand to plan a productive reentry into the community.

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About Us

Voices for a Second Chance (VSC) (formally the Visitors’ Services Center), is an essential safety net for offenders and their families who are likely to be among the most marginalized members of our society. We continue to be the only organization in the Nation's Capital that provides vital services to our neediest citizens. Our goal is to reduce the recidivism rate in the District of Columbia. We know from direct experience that returning citizens who are given services, (both pre and post release from incarceration), make a successful transition and become positive contributing citizens to our economy and community. We remain committed to our long history of providing basic human services to meet basic human needs.

Latest News From VSC

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Voices for a Second Chance expresses it's deepest condolences to the Cross family on the loss of Carolyn Cross. She was a mother, daughter and friend to Voices for Second Chance. She served on our board for several years. Her leadership will be missed.

In lieu of flowers her family requested donations support  the mission of Voices.

We thank you and the Cross family for the
generous support. Please make your donation
online or send it to:
 
                                          Voices for a Second Chance
                                          C/O Cross Family
                                          1422 Massachusetts Ave SE
                                          Washington, DC 20003

Programs

supportgroup3.pngVSC is proud to announce our new program, which is a support group for children of incarcerated parents. Click the flyer to find out more information!

Find out more about the other great programs we offer.

Billy's Story

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Billy Chandler is a big man with an even bigger heart, especially when it comes to people in trouble.  In his more than 3 decades with VSC, he has helped countless people who are incarcerated — and their families.

Read more about Billy's Story