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  • Voices for a Second Chance

    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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  • WUSA 9 Covers VSC's 45th Anniversary Gala

    WUSA 9 Covers VSC's 45th Anniversary Gala

    Voices for a Second Chance celebrates 45 years of service to the D.C. community at its first Orange & Black Gala. WUSA 9's, Elizabeth Jia spoke with guest speaker and author of Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman about the obstacles ex-offenders face when re-entering 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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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