Studies show that considering cost has an impactful influence on public opinion regarding reconsidering sentences and early release mechanisms related to the trafficking of serious drugs, but this change may not occur on its own unless political leaders make this issue relevant and prompt the public.
Identifying the Issues
If you’re facing a drug trafficking charge, understanding the legal landscape and preserving your rights іs crucial tо staying out of further trouble and minimizing potential consequences.
Facing such a serious accusation, remember that police officers are trained to gather information that could be used against you in court. Therefore, remaining silent and requesting legal counsel immediately is paramount іf interrogated by law enforcement.
While navigating this challenging situation, keep іn mind that Prison Fellowship remains dedicated tо offering second chances tо individuals with criminal records. Notably, their annual Second Chance Month campaign іn April spotlights inspiring stories оf redemption and rehabilitation.
Second Chance Sunday services and social media initiatives showcase these journeys, while the virtual prayer meeting, “Road tо Second Chances Virtual Prayer Meeting,” fosters collective support for those seeking a fresh start after experiencing the criminal justice system.
By being well-informed, asserting your rights, and seeking qualified legal assistance, you can navigate this difficult phase and potentially access resources like Prison Fellowship’s valuable support network as you move forward.
Developing a Plan
Reintegration plans provide a blueprint for returning to society as productive members, including finding housing and employment, engaging in healthy relationships and addressing any mental health concerns or working to increase self-esteem issues.
Communities, businesses, churches and organizations across America have renewed their pledge to aid individuals as they begin fresh new beginnings, rebuild their lives and contribute to creating a safer and fairer nation. Many have made second chances part of their year-long agenda rather than only making plans during April as previously planned.
Prison Fellowship is joining the national conversation and mobilizing individuals, organizations, communities and churches to recognize the impact of second chances for over 70 million Americans with criminal records.
A virtual Federal Policy Briefing on Adopting Second Chance Policies takes place, while partners hold Road to Second Chances prayer walks across America – including Washington D.C. due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns – both events take place online rather than physically.
Making Positive Changes
People given second chances must seize this opportunity and make changes that are beneficial to themselves and society. One effective strategy to accomplish this goal is identifying their purpose in life – this doesn’t have to be something grand or complicated – it just needs to give them motivation for success.
One key change that’s worth making is forgiving those who have wronged us, including close family members and acquaintances. While this can be challenging, research shows that forgiving can have numerous physical and psychological health advantages – making the effort well worth your while!
At last, victims of human trafficking require an effective criminal justice system that offers redress for the harms they have endured. This may involve acknowledgement from their traffickers of wrongdoing, an opportunity to confront their attackers directly, or reparations – according to one study, more labour trafficking survivors desired to confront their attackers than sex trafficking survivors desired this option.
Trafficked survivors may feel isolated from family and friends and unfamiliar with available resources. To assist these survivors in finding help, this guide provides a list of federal programs they could qualify for depending on their status, income level and location.
The EDWINS toolkit includes information and tools that can assist you in organizing local events to raise awareness about human trafficking. For instance, screening films like Knife Skills anti-trafficking documentaries or hosting panel discussions could all serve to bring this issue to light.
Prison Fellowship actively engaged individuals, businesses, congregations, and organizations throughout April in support of second chances for people with criminal records through petition drives, social media engagement, events, virtual policy briefings on occupational licensing reform and virtual Second Chance Sunday services – not to mention model resolutions and proclamations that advocates can use to promote Second Chance Month at both state and local levels.