On Saturday, a first in the state of New York with the Second Chance March for Felons in Onondaga County.
More than 200 people were expected to join the walk, all raising awareness and money to increase opportunities for people who have served their time and are ready to get back on track.
“I would love to see the community come together and try to hire more felons, try to give them as many opportunities as possible, to help them get on the right track,” said Sharon Washington, founder of Felons of the Move. “It’s gonna take a community. It’s gonna take us all.”
Felons on the Move has been working in Central New York since 2012. They collaborate with the city and the community to find jobs and housing opportunities for those with convictions.