Envisioning a First Chance Society SM

 

Supporting a second chance society with first chance opportunities

 

 

Envisioning a First Chance SocietySM

 

Supporting a second chance society with first chance opportunities

 

Family ReEntry’s Spring Fundraiser is April 13!

Blue Oyster Cult and Alice Cooper Band Members to Play Benefit Concert for Family ReEntry on April 13th at FTC Warehouse, Fairfield

Family ReEntry’s Spring Fundraiser is April 13!

Blue Oyster Cult and Alice Cooper Band Members to Play Benefit Concert for Family ReEntry on April 13th at FTC Warehouse, Fairfield

Family ReEntry SM is:

Our mission is to lead in the development and delivery of effective solutions that empower individuals and strengthen families impacted by the criminal justice system.

The Problem

Unprecedented numbers of people are involved in the criminal justice system. There are over 12,000 Returning Citizens released from prison each year in Connecticut. Most of them face challenges managing the most basic ingredients for successful reintegration into society. This includes finding employment and housing, reconnecting with their families and communities, and accessing substance abuse and behavioral health services.

Our Vision

Healthy Supportive Communities Free from Crime and Violence

Strong Resilient Individuals and Family/Relational Systems

To Create Social Innovation

To Develop and Operate Effective Programs

To Inform Policy and Practice with Sound Research

To Provide Education and Advocacy

 

 

Core Operating Values

Our values are C.L.E.A.R.:

Clients – We justify our existence by serving our clients well.

Leadership – We lead with integrity.

Excellence – We strive to be the best in everything we do.

Accountability – We are accountable for our actions.

Respect – We respect all individuals and value diversity.

 

Intended Impact

Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Crime, Abuse and Incarceration

Give Voice to Experience of Returning Citizens and Their Families

Empower Individuals as Productive and Responsible Citizens

Strengthen Families, Build Community

Increase Public Safety

Decrease Financial and Social Costs and Consequences

 

What’s the Use of Regret?

Gordon Marino, The New York Times -- Cover art: Leigh Wells -- Originally Published in THE STONE, Nov. 12, 2016 -- Some thinkers have portrayed regret as a humanizing emotion. The 20th-century moral philosopher Bernard Williams pointed out that, in instances where a...

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The PTSD I Couldn’t See

By Amy Oestreicher, Guest Blogger --   Originally Published Feb. 14, 2017 -- I grew up thinking an “illness” was either a fever or croup. Illness was a stuffy nose – a sick-day, an excuse to miss a day of school. At 18 years old, “illness” took on an entirely...

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Child Of An Incarcerated Parent

by Melissa Tanis --   Reprinted from Prisonist.org, Jan. 22, 2015 --     We asked Melissa to write a guest blog for prisonist.org after she contacted us looking for a job.  She sent us one of the most poignant, movingand authentic pieces we have everhad...

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Story of a Woman Returning from Prison

Surviving Danbury FCI --   by Jacqueline Polverari - Guest Blogger     I don’t think I could ever remember a time in my past life where I was truly satisfied or even happy with myself.  I had a continuing need to prove myself to my father, a...

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Interview: WGCH 1490 AM, Greenwich, CT

Rev. Jim Lemler, Rector and Senior Pastor of Christ Church Greenwich, interviewed Jeff for his radio show, "On Faith." It is presented on The Greenwich Sentinel Radio Hour. Please click below to listen to archived show. Original Airdate: Tues. Jan. 31,...

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