In Spring 2008, Second Chances SA appointed our first Children and Family Worker, Sally Graham. It came about as we’d commenced mentoring camps for the children of prisoners in the previous year, but did not want to lose contact with the campers.
This October, Second Chances SA is hosting a unique fundraising event – a Wedding Dress Super Sale!
Beautiful dresses at bargain prices for brides of all budgets.
Sunday, October 21 at Arkaba Hotel Top Room.
FREE Entry via Sticky Tickets. Click here to register for the event.
HENRY Olonga has had a score of second chances.
When Olonga fled his homeland at the peak of his career after famously wearing a black armband to protest President Robert Mugabe’s regime and the death of Zimbabwean democracy in 2003, help from a wealthy benefactor allowed him to start a new life in England.
We teamed up with ‘South Aussie with Cosi’ to take a special group of kids and youth with a parent in prison on a very special weekend adventure. Continue reading “South Aussie with Cosi”
In celebration of our first three years as Second Chances SA, we’ve released Three Years On – a 12 page document highlighting some of our most exciting moments and achievements since launching as Second Chances SA in 2015. Continue reading “Three Years On (2015-2018) Report”
Prisoner’s Kids: The Invisible Victims of Crime today received a gold award in the community-led category of the 2017 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA).
The ACVPAs recognise best practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia.
In 2016, we officially released Prisoner’s Kids: The Invisible Victims of Crime, an evidence-based report, prepared by Nova Smart Solutions, examining the importance of a holistic approach to crime.
Here in South Australia, our thirteen in-prison volunteers work hard to provide practical and emotional support to prisoners throughout seven of the state’s nine major prisons including: Continue reading “Bringing Hope: In-Prison Volunteers”