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 Connecticut ReEntry Programs
EMERGE Connecticut, Inc., is a self-sufficient social enterprise with a dual commitment to helping formerly incarcerated persons and at-risk youth make a successful return to their families as responsible members, and to their communities as law-abiding, contributing citizens.
Family ReEntry’s (FRE) mission is to develop, implement, and share sustainable, cost-effective solutions for the unprecedented numbers of people involved in the criminal justice system, which empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities.
Project Fresh Start
The City of New Haven Project Fresh Start Reentry Program facilitates the coordination of community partners, state agencies and other reentry stakeholders for the purpose of creating a citywide, strategic, and systematic delivery of resources that leads to reduced recidivism, increased employment, access to continued education and the long term self-sufficiency of returning citizens.
Connecticut Department of Corrections
The Department endeavors to provide the programming, education and treatment which willing inmates may utilize to improve themselves and the success of their eventual reintegration into society. Our staff of dedicated correctional professionals takes great PRIDE (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dignity, Excellence) in the daily performance of their duty to our state.
Career Resources Reentry Works
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Columbus House’s mission is to serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence.
Community Partners in Action
Community Partners in Action’s employment, basic needs and recovery services work together to reduce recidivism and enhance public safety—all at a fraction of the cost of prison.
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness Program
The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with members and communities throughout the state, creates change through leadership, advocacy, and building the capacity of members and the field to respond to environmental challenges. Our collective mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut.
Community Re-entry Services (CRS) is specifically designed to assist individuals who have a history with the Department of Correction (DOC). CRS may begin while an individual is still incarcerated during an “engagement” period, just prior to release from prison.
New Opportunities mission is to improve the quality of life for economically disadvantaged individuals by providing the necessary resources to increase their standard of living, foster self-improvement, and maximize self-empowerment.
OIC Project Employment
As a staple in the community for over 45 years, OIC of New London County, Incorporated is a community based 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing career technical training, education, job placement services, and social programming services to residents of New London County.
Wheeler Community Justice
Wheeler’s Community Justice Services provide the support and resources you and your loved ones need to remain safely in your community. We work closely with the courts, and we deliver substance abuse and behavioral health outpatient, education and intervention services in convenient community settings. Most of our Community Justice programs are court-referred.