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In this Newsletter, four free videos are available to help other employers learn how to hire and train people coming out of incarceration, produced by Volumod and Renewing Management. Also, KeHE Distributors located in Elletsville, IN, need van support to hire reentrants: 2CI is working on it! Plus, walk in the shoes of a reentrant. Read about MCRC's Reentry Simulation event!

Addressing Hendricks County's labor shortage with reentrant labor. Also, artificial intelligence is being used to provide reentry support and contacts to agencies and information. They have identified the No.1 barrier to adequate labor is lack of reliable and affordable transportation and are working with 2nd Chance Indiana.

570% Growth in 2nd Chance IN Website Stats
In only five months since 2nd Chance Indiana premiered its new jobs website and programs, the demand and growth has been amazing. Let's just say, things are getting Big, Fast.

This is what successful reentry through a good job looks like.Goodwill providing jobs in 70 locations through 2nd Chance Indiana. Plus Duvall Residential Center--a work-release facility under the Department of Correction, is working with 2CI to plan an in-house job fair.Plus! New management at the 2nd Chance Indiana Reentry Room in the Marion County Adult Detention Center.

Effective outreach to people coming out of incarceration is a necessary step to bring them successfully into society. Coach/mentors are aligning with 2nd Chance Indiana to guide and support new reentrants. Meanwhile another experienced gentleman who served 32 years in prison is available to speak to young people and guide them away from violence.

We're Expanding! 2nd Chance Indiana is now working with folks in Monroe, Owen, and Adams County and need new inmate correspondents. Also, more reentrants are signing up for transportation at Volumod, and Indiana's Workforce Development leaders meet with 2CI to help. Meanwhile, youth violence and death continues…

Arthur Beatty, who spent 32 years in Indiana prisons met with Jim and Nancy Cotterill to share his experiences and offer help to young juveniles who need a guiding hand. Plus! 2nd Chance Indiana took a tour of Park 100 Foods with the leaders of Indiana's Recovery Works project, and the National Christian Legal Clinic hosted 2CI's Jim Cotterill at their gala event, who part in a panel discussion. Good Read!

On September 25th UNITE INDY announced that it is now doing business as 2nd Chance Indiana. Also, read about: Working with U.S. Cold where our Reentry Transportation Program is removing the No. 1 barrier to getting and keeping a job, which is lack of affordable and reliable transportation.
Plus the Duvall Center is planning a job fair, anti-violence organizations are at work, and Indiana Schools must now provide detailed test score and attendance records for parents. Read more!

Our big NAME CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT! Is coming...(Unite Indy has outgrown its name. We are now 2nd Chance Indiana, with a new website, a new logo, and a more accurate name for our work.) Read about powerful meetings held this month with FSSA's Department of Mental Health and Addiction's Recovery Works Team, employer-partners Volumond, and Purposeful Design, and a supercharged planning meeting with pastors, Ken Johnson and Eugene Potter. 

Read about plans to conduct a new study to examine the results for reentrants who received transportation services to and from work, Unite Indy's participation at the recent OPHS Job Fair, and about other happenings at Unite Indy in our August 2023 newsletter.

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