Family ReEntry SM is:

Family ReEntry is dedicated to restoring dignity, rebuilding families and transforming Connecticut’s inner-city communities that have been ravaged by issues of mass incarceration.

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

Congratulations to two of our Family ReEntry Staff for their dedication to client services!

Jenna Cappellieri (J-Connect Youth Mentoring) and Daee McKnight (Fatherhood Program) were honored at the recent RYASAP (Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership) Awards Evening hosted on 6/20/18. Jenna and Daee were both were recognized for their respective work with young people, and for going above and beyond in their commitment to improve lives and positively impact the Bridgeport community. Thank you Jenna and Daee- you are an inspiration to all!

Within the ‘Hood

-- By Icy Frantz -- Growing up, screen time in my family’s home was limited. There were not many screens to manage, but the one screen, an old fashioned deep-set tv in our family room, was strictly regulated by my mother, not so much for content but for amount of time...

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Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant: Fri., June 15, 2018 with Guest James Forman, Jr., Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Please join us on Friday, June 15th, 9 am, when Yale Law School Professor James Forman, Jr., Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for his book “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” will be our guest on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy &...

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