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I am so grateful to the Restoring Rights & Opportunities Coalition (RROCI) for inviting me to speak to the Illinois House of Representative’s Labor Committee about the need to remove barriers to employment and housing for formerly incarcerated individuals. The comments following our testimony and follow up conversations with Representatives demonstrated their acknowledgment that something needs to be done. 2nd Opportunity, L3C is working to demonstrate solutions that remove barriers. It was a wonderful experience and something I couldn’t have dreamed of just 2 years ago. Thank you to my friends at RROCI and keep up the excellent work.
Victorious Living is a high quality magazine published by Kristi Overton-Johnson. Kristi is a former water skiing world champion who is a member of the United States Water Skiing Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. She wrote “Hit It” and speaks of falling down everyday and in the midst of her falling down, she won a world championship. She is dynamic, inspirational, and wonderfully kind. I was privileged to be invited to Florida to be interviewed by Kristi and her team for an upcoming issue of Victorious Living. (My first time on an airplane since 2005.) Kristi founded KOJ Ministries and provides Victorious Living magazine to places of despair to inspire hope for the future. 2nd Opportunity, L3C is proud to sponsor Victorious Living for the detainees of Kane County Jail.