Serving the Justice Community Since 1984
Community Providers are Closest to the Problem. And are the Solution.
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 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.
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
Family ReEntry’s Testimony before the CT State Legislature Public Health Committee Relating to Opioid Use Disorder, March 16, 2018
Testimony in Support of S.B. No. 172 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING ACCESS TO TREATMENT FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. Senator Gerratana, Senator Somers, Representative Steinberg and distinguished members of the Public Health Committee. My name is...read more
Criminal Justice Insider, Fri, March 16, 2018 with Guest John Santa, Chairman of Malta Justice Initiative
Please join us on March 16th, 9 am, when John Santa, Chairman of the Malta Justice Initiative and Member of the Connecticut Sentencing Commission, will be our guest on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant– The Voice of Connecticut Criminal...read more
His life was defined by GARISH GRANDIOSITY, OPIOID ADDICTION and FINANCIAL FRAUD. HE ENDED UP IN PRISON. And then THE JOURNEY BEGAN THE LAST BAD DECISION SLIPPED OUT OF HIM AS EASILY AS WATER OVER A FALLS. He’d filled out the paperwork demonstrating that his law firm,...read more
Host Babz Rawls-Ivy & Jeff Grant have a conversation with Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant - The Voice of CT Criminal Justice! Guest Joseph Ganim, Mayor of Bridgeport CT, March 2, 2018. Listen on SoundCloud as Mayor...read more
Please join us on March 2, 2018, 9 am, when Hon. Joseph Ganim, Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, will be our guest on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant - The Voice of Connecticut Criminal Justice! Live: first and third Fridays of the month, 9...read more
H.B. No. 5035 AN ACT ADJUSTING THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE THIRTIETH 2019, AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR. Testimony of Randy Braren, Director of Reentry Initiatives, Family ReEntry, Inc.: Good Evening Senator Formica, Senator Osten,...read more
Please help Family ReEntry restore hope to thousands of Connecticut families impacted by crime, abuse, violence, and incarceration.
Dear Friends, Spring is a time for new beginnings, it presents an opportunity for a fresh start to the new year and restored hope in a brighter future. Family ReEntry restores hope to thousands of Connecticut families impacted by crime, abuse, violence, and...read more
For the twelfth year, The CT Nonprofit Alliance will once again convene ‘CT Nonprofit Alliance Weeks at the Capitol’ during the 2018 Legislative Session, at the State Capitol/Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Family ReEntry will be participating with a booth on...read more
Criminal Justice Insider, Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, with Guest Dr. Danielle Cooper, Tow Youth Justice Institute
Please join us when Dr. Danielle Cooper, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Research Director of the Tow Youth Justice Institute at the University of New Haven, will be our guest on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant, live on WNHH 103.5...read more
Criminal Justice Insider, Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, with Guests Angela Medina & Randy Braren, Family ReEntry Directors
Please join us when Family ReEntry Senior Director Angela Medina & Family ReEntry Director of Reentry Initiatives Randy Braren will be our guests on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant, live on WNHH 103.5 FM New Haven and live-streaming at...read more
Criminal Justice Insider Radio, Fri. Jan. 19, 2018, 9 am with Guest Cynthia Farrar, Founder of Purple States TV & Producer of the Documentary “Life on Parole”
Please join us when Cynthia Farrar, Founder, CEO and Executive Producer of Purple States TV and the documentary “Life on Parole” about the Connecticut criminal justice system will be our guest on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant, live on WNHH...read more