Press conference to address Second Chance policy agenda

WHO: NC Second Chance Alliance
WHAT: Second Chance Lobby Day and press conference
WHERE: NC Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones Street, Raleigh
WHEN: Tuesday, May 5, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., with a press conference at 11:30 a.m.

RALEIGH (May 4, 2015) — The NC Second Chance Alliance will host its biannual Second Chance Lobby Day on Tuesday, May 5, in support of promoting opportunities for North Carolinians with criminal records.

The Second Chance Alliance is a statewide alliance of advocacy organizations, service providers, faith-based organizations, community leaders, and directly-impacted and concerned citizens that aim to promote policies that remove barriers to productive citizenship for individuals with criminal records. The lobby day will address current legislation being considered by North Carolina lawmakers, including SB 362: Amend Certain Expunction Laws.

The Second Chance Alliance will also voice their support for a variety of specific reforms that provide genuine restorative opportunities to individuals ready and willing to move beyond their criminal records, and contribute to their families and communities, including:

  • Reinvestment of JRA savings in locally-coordinated reentry services
  • Broader eligibility for Expungements and Certificates of Relief
  • Policy Responses to the Public Health Implications of over-criminalization and mass incarceration
  • “Ban the Box” for Public Employment
  • Raise the Age of Adult Prosecution to 18
  • Reduced barriers to productive citizenship

Click here for more information on policies and bills supported by the Second Chance Alliance.

The event will begin in the NC Legislative Building’s 3rd Floor Auditorium at 9:00 a.m., followed by a legislative briefing, member outreach with legislators, and press conference at 11:30 a.m. in the legislative press briefing room. Click here for a complete schedule of the Lobby Day events.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Daniel Bowes,, 919.861.2061; Jeff Shaw,, 503.551.3615 (cell).