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Resource Center
Without Walls

For those who are, or have been, entangled in the criminal justice system and their families.

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Second Chance News

May 9, 2020 | Second Chance Act

Faye Brown, an inmate at NCCIW in Raleigh, died on May 6 from complications of COVID-19.

May 9, 2020 | Second Chance Act

Protesters calling attention to conditions inside state prisons took to the streets to voice their concerns and honk their horns at Central Prison in Raleigh.

May 8, 2020 | Second Chance Act

On Friday, about 70 citizens from Second Chance Alliance gathered to show love and support for offenders housed at the Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro. Members of the Alliance drove past the local prison honking their horns and waving at the inmates that were able to look out their windows and wave back at the group.

Through a network of community partners, we work with men and women in prison, former prisoners, people in transition, and their families as they transition back into family and community life.

We provide small group trainings and individual mentoring in general life skills, leadership, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and areas related to transitioning back into family and community life.

Are you or one of your clients in need of such help? 

The hub of Community Success Initiative’s trainings consists of inspiring people to discover their potential, set worthy goals for their lives, and take action in a positive way.

The 15 Principles of Personal Growth and Leadership form the core of everything we do – training, engagement, mentoring and advocating.

15 Principles of Personal Growth and Leadership

to take you from where you are to where you want to be.

Principle #1

You become what you think about.

Principle #2

Maintain character and integrity at all times.

Principle #3

Discovering your spirituality and putting it into practice.

Principle #4

Develop and maintain a positive mental attitude and pleasing personality.

Principle #5

Establish worthy goals and review them daily.

Principle #6

Spend quality time with family and those that mean the most to you.

Principle #7

Establish a sound financial plan.

Principle #8

Take care of your body and overall health.

Principle #9

Read daily and increase your knowledge, skills and vocabulary.

Principle #10

Learn to laugh and have a sense of humor.

We convene gatherings where people with life experience with the criminal justice and prison systems can network, exchange knowledge and resources, and solve problems. Gatherings may be family sessions to strengthen family relationships or support and empowerment groups for prisoners and former prisoners.

We collaboratively convene round-tables for people to learn more about the criminal justice and prison systems from people with real life experiences. We also organize advocacy efforts around related issues.

The Community Success Initiative (CSI) started in 2004. Find out more about where it started, and how far it has come since then!