What is the Second Chancers campaign?

Everyone deserves a second chance.

Times are changing in Scotland. A new way of thinking is emerging and a movement for a smarter justice system is beginning.

Sentences served in the community are more effective than sentences served in prison. Yet nearly two thirds of Scots don’t know what community justice is. This needs to change. We want to raise awareness of what community justice is and build confidence in it as an effective sentencing option that reduces offending, reduces the number of victims and improves lives…

The Second Chancers campaign explores positivity, hope, aspiration and chaos through the lens of people with experience of the justice system. It gives a voice to people who have been let down and rejected, who have pulled themselves up and fought for better. Who have grabbed a second chance. We don’t want your sympathy and we don’t need your pity. We are asking you to listen.

Contact details for enquiries: info@communityjustice.scot