The Second Chance Mothers program addresses on a individual basis, the developmental, relational, and maternal needs of young mothers who are housed by the D.C. Department of Corrections (DOC) and are seeking to reconnect and be reunified with their children.

  • The program facilitates a smooth transition from incarceration back into society; back into the lives of their family, and back into their roles as mother and caregiver.
  • The intervention with the children is intended to break the cycle of incarceration and antisocial behavior in children as they develop.
  • 40 young mothers who are incarcerated at Department of Correction’s facilities in DC will be served.


Voices for a Second Chance (VSC), a partner on the project, will assist in identifying participants for the program and address the growing need for supportive counseling for incarcerated women at the Correctional Treatment Facility.