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Meet two returning citizens given another chance from the Second Look Amendment Act

Witness the power of second chances! In this heartfelt video, hear inspiring success stories from returning citizens whose lives were transformed with the help of R4.

Meet: Marcus & Warren

Their journey from adversity to triumph is a testament to the impact of support, resilience, and community. Join us in celebrating the strength of the human spirit and the difference we can make together.

While partnering with the D.C. Central Detention Facility, R4 has the opportunity to assist hundreds of returning citizens as they navigate reintegration. Marcus and Warren are returning citizens, who under the Second Look Amendment Act, were given an opportunity to receive assistance from R4 .

Marcus had been incarcerated for the majority of his life. He had given up hope of having a life outside of prison, but he was given that second chance! Rather than excitement, Marcus was very nervous. He had no family, no friends, and no plans. He feared that although rehabilitated, life on the streets would send him right back to prison. He was introduced to R4 through the D.C. Central Detention Facility and showed an honest passion for changing his life for the better.

In the past six months, Marcus has gotten an apartment, a full-time job, a car, and is currently enrolled in CDL training. He even adopted his new dog, Shotzi! Most importantly, Marcus has cultivated healthy relationships with people who genuinely want him to succeed. With the continued support of R4, Marcus is well on his way to achieving his dreams.

Warren had been incarcerated since he was a juvenile. When he was released, he knew exactly what he wanted to do, but he didn’t know where to start. He was also introduced to R4 through the D.C. Central Detention Facility. With our help and guidance, Warren was able to gain his footing right after release.

In the past six months, Warren has a full-time job, a car, an apartment, and a tremendous support system. He is even expecting a baby girl at the end of this year with his fiancée!

Both of these men are happy, thriving, and have more hope than ever when looking towards the future!

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