Second Chance Coffee is a stand-alone coffee kiosk at the Sunshine Magistrates’ Court, offering practical cafe experience to people on community corrections orders, parole, and day release from prison.

Professional baristas work alongside volunteers referred by Corrections Victoria, who learn work-ready hospitality skills while fulfilling the requirements of their orders.

Second Chance Coffee is a self-funded social enterprise made possible by the support of the William Buckland Foundation, Court Services Victoria, and the Besen Family Foundation.


How it works

Community corrections orders help keep low-risk offenders out of the cycle of prison. By completing court-ordered volunteer hours in their communities, people on community corrections orders or parole can give back, build skills, and complete their orders. Second Chance Coffee is one place where this happens.

On-the-job experience at Second Chance Coffee helps people fulfil their hours while building work-ready skills for a new chance at work. Volunteers serve real customers, handle real cash, make real coffees and press real sandwiches. They grow their confidence, knowledge and skills over the course of their order, working alongside professional baristas and clocking up hundreds of hours of hospitality experience. They graduate with higher chances of employment and the confidence to make it happen.


More information

Why Second Chance Coffee

Work-ready skills turn mandatory community service hours into something meaningful.

Eligibility

Second Chance Coffee is available to anyone sentenced to a Community Corrections Order, or who has community service as a condition of their parole.

Referrals

Volunteers are referred to Second Chance Coffee by Corrections Victoria staff. People located nearby Sunshine can request to be referred to Second Chance Coffee.

Resources

Second Chance Coffee gives people a fresh start, SBS Food, 11 May 2017

Support

Second Chance Coffee is a self-funded social enterprise made possible by the generous in-kind support of the William Buckland Foundation, Court Services Victoria, and the Besen Family Foundation.