Virginia CARES — Second Chance Act

Description – Virginia CARES-Second Chance Act works in partnership with the Alleghany and Rockbridge County jails to help returning citizens successfully reintegrate back into society, find stable places to live, become gainfully employed, and most importantly, not return to jail.

Second Chance Act Pen Pal Program
o Description – The Pen Pal program was created to help incarcerated individuals feel that someone on the outside is pulling for them to succeed. The correspondence can be as long or short as the volunteer would like. No private or personal information on the volunteer is ever given to the individual who receives the letters. These letters are just meant to serve as encouragement and inspiration for the clients to be positive about their future outside of jail.

o Writing letters to incarcerated individuals.
We ask that volunteers write letters for at least 3 months

Dates and times available:
o No specific date or time for this project. Volunteers must attend a training (virtual or in person) and fill out an application. Letters to be delivered or emailed to TAP staff at the Covington office.