ReEntry Programs help ex-offenders and felons on probation get jobs, find housing and network with others who may be in a similar situation. Some Re-entry programs may also be associated with religious and spiritual organizations.
A reentry program may be run by a state government, a local nonprofit or even for profit entity and they vary widely in the assistance they can provide.
List of New York ReEntry Programs
Reentry Net/NY is the first ever statewide clearinghouse of practical advocate materials on the civil consequences of criminal proceedings. Reentry Net/NY contains materials from dozens of contributing organizations throughout New York State. All resources have been screened, selected, and organized by experts.
Division of Criminal Justice
In November 2005, the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) established county re-entry task forces. These task forces were designed to reduce recidivism by coordinating and strengthening community supports in response to high-risk offenders transitioning from prison back to the community. In 2011, DCJS re-vamped the CRTF initiative by requiring the use of evidence-based practices.
Our mission at the Center for Urban Community Services|CUCS is to rebuild the lives of homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families. Each year more 50,000 people receive help from CUCS.
Supporting Housing Networks Of NY
Supportive housing helps the formerly incarcerated reenter society. Through affordable housing, employment programs and other social services, supportive housing dramatically reduces the likelihood of people backsliding into jails or prisons.
Second Chance Reentry
Second Chance Reentry was founded in 2009, by and for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system. We understand firsthand the challenges of reintegration after incarceration, we come from a place of experience, identification, and collaboration. Second Chance Reentry, formerly known as ‘Nassau Inmate’s Advocacy Group’ began as a joint project with Mount Sinai Hospital to raise awareness and incite meaningful discussion about the health and social disparities facing formerly incarcerated individuals, and their loved ones.
The Fortune Society’s mission is to support successful reentry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities.
New York Department of Corrections
The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, guided by the Departmental Mission, is responsible for the confinement and habilitation of approximately 53,000 individuals under custody held at 54 state facilities and 36,000 parolees supervised throughout seven regional offices.
Community Service Society Reentry Services & Youth Mentoring
The impact of incarceration wreaks havoc on families, communities, and individual lives. CSS operates a trio of volunteer-based programs to help individuals and families rebuild after incarceration or detention.
Parole Reentry Court
The Harlem Community Justice Center, in cooperation with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and the Division of Parole, helps parolees returning to the Harlem community make the transition from life in prison to responsible citizenship.
Reentry Programs in New York state prisons
DOCCS launched reentry programs for male prisoners at Queensboro, Orleans, and Hudson Correctional Facilities. The missions of these programs are to ease individuals’ transition from confinement to freedom by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed in their communities, including assistance in connecting to services such as housing, employment, mental and medical health care, and substance abuse treatment.
The Harlem Community Justice Center’s two reentry projects, The Upper Manhattan Reentry Task Force, and the Harlem Parole Reentry Court, seek to improve public safety in Upper Manhattan by addressing the stabilization and crimonogenic needs of individuals coming home from prison, and by altering community responses that inhibit the successful reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals.