Its mission is to work by the woman victim of abuses
Latin organization receives prize of the General prosecutor of the United States
It began like volunteer of an organization who offered services for women victims of domestic violence where she took care of the children of these people while they received training or they attended factories. Later, it helped to make up them so that the women saw and they felt better and when she began to develop its masters she advised them to prepare its leaves of life and began to worry to incorporate them to the labor world.
They have passed more than 15 years and Ludy Green, of Peruvian origin, not only it has managed to establish an agency of use for people victims of domestic violence, but also it finishes receiving a prize of hands of the General prosecutor of the United States, Alberto Gonza'les, by the professional innovation in offering services to victims.
“To the being witness of the suffering and the humiliations that they have to live the women victims of domestic violence I discovered that so that they break with that vicious circle they must reach financial independence. This interest has been the motor that took to me to found Second Chance Employment Services”, tells to Washington Hispanic Ludy Green, director and founder of this organization without profit aims.
The prize granted by Gonza'les was made within the framework of the celebrations by the National Week by the Rights of Victims of Crimes, during which the development of effective methods is recognized to put within reach of the victims its rights and services available.
“It has been a great honor to receive this prize because we have been selected of a great number of participant organizations. In addition not only they have recognized the innovator of our work but also by to have created a system of pursuit of the process of development of the person to whom we served by to a period as two years, which allows us to have a record”, explains Ludy Green.
Second Chance, from its foundation in 2002, has served more than 1,600 victims as domestic violence in the process to get up itself to the active labor life.
At the moment, Second Chance serves 103 women who receive all the consultant's office necessary to be able to obtain an employment that allows them to become independent.
The women victims of domestic violence often need from a place where to be with its children until medical and psychological aid. In the same way, Second Chance them aid to prepare its leaf of life and locates in labor positions according to its capacities and skills.
“In a beginning we found much resistance of the employers because they thought that a violence victim domestic servant was not prepared to enter the labor market, but with our work we have demonstrated to them that they are the best workers because these women are in search of a new opportunity of life”, it express Green.
Second Chance, at the moment, tells on 178 employers national level, but as she refers his founder every time more organizations are needed and companies than wish to offer jobs. In addition, it is needed that foundations take interest in the work that make for this way counting on the bottoms necessary to continue expanding their services.
Second Chance has its seat in Washington, DC, and finishes opening a branch in the city of New York, where it has found a great reception of the authorities and the organizations.
“This week represents a time to remember and to honor to which they have suffered in the hands of criminals. Through the people who receive these prizes we want to demonstrate to our commitment and dedication to assure that all the victims are listened to and not forgotten. Many of these people have worked untiringly and they have not been recognized and today I honor when bringing to light its works”, said the general prosecutor, Alberto Gonza'les.