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Prosecutors Should Support Juvenile Justice Reform Legislation

Preston Shipp | Posted 03.02.2015 | Crime
Preston Shipp

For a prosecutor with a heavy caseload who already works long hours, it is asking a lot to expect her to keep a critical eye on the workings of the criminal justice system, to never accept the status quo, and to seek to improve the system whenever an inadequacy is perceived.

Surviving Cancer and Divorce Through Art

KnowMore TV | Posted 11.25.2014 | Divorce
KnowMore TV

My first thought was my kids. Two pre-teen daughters. They were going to be without a mother. My first call was to my husband. My philandering husband.

Lexi The One-Eyed Pit Bull Leaves A Legacy Of Love

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.19.2014 | Good News

It's impossible to know what Lexi's life was like before she was discovered tied up to a Brooklyn fence, bleeding from her eye and her nose. Jacki...

Joel Boel and Why to Give Second Chances

Don McNay | Posted 09.20.2013 | Media
Don McNay

There are two schools of thought about forgiveness. One is articulated by Jesus, who said to turn the other cheek. The other is articulated by the fictional character The Godfather, who believed that all wrongs must be avenged.

One Strike and You're Out?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I do not know Rabbi Broyde and cannot recall if we ever formally met. But I do know this. The growing American and Jewish culture of 'one-strike-and-your-out' is tragic and disturbing.

A Second Chance for Empathy

Adam Resnick | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Adam Resnick

America remains a land of second chances. We increasingly see politicians, like former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who attempt comebacks in their public careers. We love comeback stories precisely because we can all relate to them. Indeed, the greatest sin of all, is the sin of hypocrisy.

Sloppy Joe's Round Two

AP | PETER ORSI | Posted 03.27.2013 | Latino Voices

HAVANA — A half-century later, Jose Rafa Malem remembers the balmy breezes blowing through the bar's arching porticos, the grain of the tall woo...

Bennet Greenwald: Second Chance Chairman Making a Difference and Measuring Results

Tony Phillips | Posted 12.06.2012 | Impact
Tony Phillips

Greenwald believes that the involvement of so many successful professionals on the Second Chance Board reflects their common commitment to helping others find it within themselves to get up and go to work, and to providing them a chance to do just that.

WATCH: Reality Series Profiles Addicts, Ex-Cons Finding Work

Posted 08.23.2012 | Impact

Every once in a while, a reality show hits the airwaves and convinces us that pointing a camera in someone’s face 24/7 is actually worthwhile. A new...

Divorced Mom Reveals Her Biggest Regret

Kevin A. Hansen | Posted 09.01.2012 | Divorce
Kevin A. Hansen

This brutally honest story of regret brings many issues to the surface that so many married couples deal with. Issues that, if left unresolved or are ignored, often result in the breakups of marriages -- and the breakdown of families.

Matthew Perry's Old Sitcom Predicted Gaddafi's Death

Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment

The news that deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was captured and killed in his hometown of Sirte took the world by storm Thursday morning, but any...

Reducing Recidivism: The Challenge of Successful Prisoner Re-Entry

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Programs won't ever reduce recidivism to zero, but if we can reduce it and improve the lives of offenders and potential victims, we must.

Losing friends when you get divorced

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, Three and a half years ago I left my husband. We divorced amicably and have a collaborative and supportive co-parenting relatio...

Eid Al Adha: Striving For Second Chances

Dalia Mogahed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dalia Mogahed

This year at Eid Al Adha, a celebration of second chances and forgiveness, we must remember this lesson as we continue to witness new beginnings that seem promising but fade with time.

Sharron Angle Appeared In Scientology Prisoner Rehabilitation Video

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sharron Angle, whose come-from-behind victory in the Nevada Republican primary has catapulted the the Tea Party candidate into the national spotlight,...

San Francisco School Offers Unorthodox Education To Second Chance Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

There are 105 San Francisco students receiving an unconventional education at John Muir Charter School on Treasure Island. Their school administrators...

Michael Vick's "Second Chance" is a Garbage Redemption Story: Feast Away, Media!

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Brown

My initial reaction to the Michael Vick signing is disgust. Sure he can run a "wildcat" formation, but does that justify inviting the protests and ill will that will follow the Eagles everywhere, including at home?

Heartbreak: Firm Offering People "Second Chance" Mortgage Help Accused Of Fraud

Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For homeowners suffering during the economic meltdown, 2nd Chance Legal Services may have appeared like a dream. Pitching itself as a consulting fi...

Documentary Features Mike Tyson with His Gloves Off

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

On Thursday night I attended a screening of the documentary Tyson, set to be released later this spring. The film is an intimate look at famed boxer M...