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Tucson residents are getting a second chance at employment


Second Chance job fair returns this week, offering re-entry to workforce for formerly incarcerated

Katie Burkholder | Aug 15, 2023 Updated Aug 15, 2023​


TUCSON, Ariz. (KVOA) — The ‘Second Chance’ job fair for formerly incarcerated people returns to Tucson this week.

The purpose of Second Chance Tucson is to help formerly incarcerated people enter the workforce and reduce recidivism.

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Second Chance Tucson Fair held at TCC, helps people released from jail find jobs and resources

By Andres Rendon Published: Aug. 17, 2023 at 10:46 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - Finding a job is hard enough, but when you have a record, it’s even harder.

The Second Chance Fair, held at the Tucson Convention Center, aims to help those in jail find work, a difficult task without any guidance or resources offered by the fair.

This is the first time the event was held in person since the pandemic. Visitors had the chance to meet face-to-face with members from 40 different organizations and 25 different employers as they search for a career.

Stories of Success After Prison at the Second Chance Forum


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Heather McNeeley came through the front door at The Haven, an addiction treatment center for women, for the first time four years ago.


She was first arrested on drug charges in 2009 and served seven months of her one-and-a-half year sentence at the Perryville Prison in the outskirts of Phoenix.



Second Chance Tucson

job fair aimed at convicted felons


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Organizers are gearing up for next year's Second Chance Tucson job fair, now that the second annual edition of the fair is over.

Recidivism remedies:
What works in Pima County


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Arizona’s former prisoners have a lot working against them.


They can’t get food stamps, federal cash assistance for needy families or Section 8 housing assistance. Jobs are hard to come by for anyone whose name is linked to a felony conviction.

Rothschild visits prison,
gives re-entry tips


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An Arizona inmate asked more than 30 elected officials to give a talk on prisoner re-entry. Just one said yes: Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild.

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