We are S.C.O.P.E!
Second Chance Organized People Empowered!
Just because you been here...
Doesn't mean you can't get here!
We are S.C.O.P.E!
One of S.C.O.P.E's main objectives is to provide a voice to those that otherwise would not be heard due to their past. We want to provide leadership skills and organize justice involved citizens to challenge the systemic issues that continue to destroy our community.
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S.C.O.P.E will work with state and local governments, for profit, non-profits, and the community to create a network of partnerships for justice involved people that focus on care for the whole person.
We all know running a non-profit takes passionate people and multiple resources! Please give your time, in-kind services or a monetary donations today.
We have the power to change this!
You may be asking?
According to a 2018, Bureau of Justice Special Report, 401,288 state prisoners across 30 states were released in 2005 and tracked for nine years. The combined 401,288 prisoners had 1,994,000 arrests during the 9-year period, an average of 5 arrests per released prisoner. 60% of these arrests occurred during years 4 through 9. An estimated 68% of released prisoners were arrested within three years, 79% within six years, and 83% within nine years.[i] This study included the state of Missouri. In Kansas City, Missouri, alone over 4,000 offenders return home annually from incarceration. Following the BJS’s math, out of the 4,000 returning offenders to Kansas City in a given year, 3,320 will be rearrested within nine years. We have a serious problem.
The state of Missouri has the eighth-highest incarceration rate in the nation, the fastest growing female prison population and spends about $730 million each year on its Department of Corrections. We currently hold the lead for the state with the highest rate of African-American homicides in the nation and have 3 cities in the top 15 most violent in America; St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield. When you begin to couple Missouri’s saddening homicide rates with its high incarceration rates, a very troubling picture begins to emerge about our community statewide.
Please make a monetary donation, provide in-kind services or, your time. If you are unable to give in these three categories, we ask simply for your understanding!
Mass incarceration continues to cause damage to families and communities across the United States. The damage becomes disproportionately high when we look at black and brown neighborhoods. We simply can not continue to “lock ’em up and throw away the key.” We have to find a way to end mass incarceration!