2020 Fellow

Hassan A. Latif
Hassan A. LatifExecutive Director, Second Chance Center, Inc.

Meet Hassan

Hassan A. Latif founded Second Chance Center (SCC), a community reentry agency dedicated to the successful transition of people returning from incarceration in 2012. 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 nonprofit 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 Executive Clemency Advisory Board and Community Corrections Advisory Council as well as the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition’s (CCJRC) Board of Directors as 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.

Prior to establishing SCC, Hassan was a Program Manager and Certified Addiction Counselor with It Takes a Village, Inc. He holds an array of training and certifications related to addiction, therapy, and change management.

News features

Hassan Latif receives Livingston Fellowship for creating Second Chance Center
Dec. 16, 2019

9News Storytellers recently featured the important work of Hassan Latif who is the executive director of the Second Chance Center and a 2020 Livingston Fellow. Latif started the Second Chance Center to help formerly incarcerated people return to a normal life. Full story from 9News.