Hassan A. Latif, founded Second Chance Center (2012), a community re-entry agency dedicated to the successful transition of people returning from incarceration. SCC has grown to become the preeminent reentry agency in Colorado, maintaining a recidivism rate of under 9 % for participants involved in SCC programs. Aside from directing the daily activities pertaining to the delivery of client services and the achievement of agency objectives, he conducts mentoring and reentry trainings for government and non-profit service providers nationally, facilitates transition planning sessions in Colorado Department of Corrections facilities statewide and authored the book “Never Going Back: 7 Steps to Staying Out of Prison” (PAPatterson Press 2012) and the curriculum based on same.
Hassan serves on Governor Polis’s Community Corrections Advisory Council, Governor’s Executive Clemency Advisory Board As well as the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition’s (CCJRC) Board of Directors as its Vice President. Likewise, he holds a seat on the Colorado Commission on Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) Reentry Reform and Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems Task Forces and is the Colorado Association of Addictions Professionals 2018 “Excellence in Leadership” award recipient. Hassan was also awarded the Bonfils Stanton Foundation Livingston Fellowship for 2020.
Second Chance Center, Inc.
9722 E. 16th Avenue
9360 Colfax Avenue (Training Center)
Aurora, CO 80010