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​Who can be referred to Second Chance?

Arlington middle and high school students who attend Arlington County Public Schools or whose parents reside in Arlington are eligible to participate in Second Chance. Students can also be referred to the program by schools, police, the courts and parents/guardians. They also can refer themselves.


Do you know a student who needs Second Chance? If so, please contact:

  • Your school counselor
  • Your School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • Your school Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Second Chance


To be eligible for Second Chance (and avoid criminal prosecution and/or school suspension), it must be a student’s first offense involving alcohol or substance abuse and the charge cannot amount to a felony.