about

Detroit Second Chance, Inc. (D2C) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) prisoner re-entry program that works in conjunction with Better Days AfterCare (BDA) to provide stable housing to returning offenders in order to assist them in transitioning back into society and avoid recidivism. Many people that have served time have difficulty adjusting to being released. Also, a disproportionate number of people in the nation’s criminal justice system face mental health issues. A Bureau of Justice Statistics report found that people in U.S. prisons and jails are three to five times more likely to experience serious psychological distress than the general adult population. It's important that these individuals receive the housing and mental health services they need following their release. Some returning citizens can return to family, but many face a harsh reality – that they have nowhere to go and have difficulty finding suitable housing. 

 

D2C and BDA work collectively with returning citizens to provide stable housing, including those that are physically challenged. We assist with transportation, finding employment, food, clothing, etc. Our goal is to provide stable housing and assist returning citizens to learn to live independently. 

"Re-entry services have been shown to lower recidivism. Three years after incarceration, rates dropped between 6% and 19% in eight states that tracked recidivism from 2010 to

2013."

"A program that offers transitional services in Oklahoma, Exodus House, also managed to

lower re-incarceration rates. Over seven years, only 13% of participants went back to

prison."

"No one benefits — not inmates, not taxpayers, not the general public — when re-entry to

society is so often followed by re-entry to prison."

OUR TEAM

DARRYL EASON

CEO

 Demetra Eason

CFO/Executive Director

James Lindsey

Operations Manager

Cecelia Powers

Administrator

 Ernest Elias

Head Chef 

derrick mitchell

Live-In House Manager

DEBORAH STEED

Live-In House Manager

LEE VERNE JEFFERY

Part-Time Assistant