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Second Chance Month 2024

On March 29, 2024, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation marking April as Second Chance Month. Read the President’s statement.

The Office of the Pardon Attorney (PARDON) is dedicated to supporting the President’s work to provide second chances to individuals who are currently or previously were incarcerated by the federal justice system. Executive clemency is a powerful tool that can alleviate barriers to reentry, employment, safe housing, quality health care, educational opportunities, the right to vote, and loans for a home or business. Executive clemency can also address outdated federal criminal policies, particularly those that disproportionately affected Black and Brown Americans.

We invite you to join PARDON in celebrating second chances throughout April and beyond by attending an event or by spreading word about the availability of executive clemency.

Second Chance Month events:

Updated May 2, 2024