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Populations We Serve

2nd Opp serves five distinct populations by bringing support and solutions to agencies needing assistance.

Click on an image to see how we can help your agency:

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Case Study

Kane County IL Jail 2019-2021 Outcomes 

  • Reduced opioid overdose outcomes by 89% 

  • Zero releases in 2021 experienced opioid overdose deaths 

  • Reduced jail recidivism from 49% to 18% 

  • Average jail population reduced from 550 to 325 

  • Saved taxpayers $4.9 million over 3-year study 

  • 80% reduction of violence between inmates and officers and among inmates 

Webinars and Events

We host monthly educational webinars for facility administrators, case managers, probation officers, counselors, and anyone who is involved in helping the justice-impacted population. 

Featured Webinar

The Reentry Jigsaw Puzzle: Focus on Solutions

March 20, 2024 1:00-1:30pm ET

Drawing on his firsthand experience within the criminal justice system, Augie Ghilarducci will shed light on the alarmingly high recidivism rates in the United States. We will identify impactful solutions aimed at reducing reincarceration and discuss how the 2nd Opportunity program can be a game-changer in your facility. 

NOTE: If you are unable to attend, please register anyway and we will send you a recording of the session, which you can watch at your convenience.

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Workshops

2nd Opp creates customized workshops for facilities and organizations to best meet their needs of their populations. One of our past customized workshops includes:

A Path to Entrepreneurship
This workshop was designed for currently and formerly incarcerated individuals interested in opening a business when they are in a position to do so in the future. It is based on lived experience and the struggles of opening a business upon release. The focus is on preparation through knowledge, education, and a well-defined business model. The course provides a realistic assessment of the many things that need to be in place to be successful as an entrepreneur.

Topic Highlights

  • The Business Model

  • Business Plan Format and Construction

  • Preparing to Implement Your Business Plan While Incarcerated

  • Preparing to Implement Your Business Plan Post-Release

Workshop Features

  • Immersive and hands-on

  • Bring your business idea to life

  • Earn a certificate of achievement upon completion

Please contact us to discuss your workshop needs for your population. We are happy to create a 100% customized program for you. 

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