INNOVATION = IMPACT
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.
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.
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 CLEAR:
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.
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
ART BY CHILDREN OF AN INCARCERATED OR FORMERLY INCARCERATED PARENT
CURRENTLY: PHOTOS BY SKYLAR CLUETT