Serving the Justice Community Since 1984

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


Criminal Justice, From The Inside Out

Babz Rawls-Ivy is the editor of the Inner-City News, the host of daily WNHH FM’s “LoveBabz LoveTalk,” and a frequent guest on WNHH shows. Jeff Grant is the executive director of Family ReEntry, a social service organization in Bridgeport working with people who have...

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Entrepreneurship as Precursor to Addiction

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Bridgeport welcomes latest business in Eco-Technology Park

Reprinted from CT Post, Sept. 28, 2017 Thursday’s opening of a new business in the South End of Bridgeport was marked by second chances — for a building that’s been vacant for 17 years, for the recycled materials that will come from the facility and, most importantly,...

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Morris Elected Chairman of Family ReEntry Board

Bridgeport, CT -- (September 25, 2017) -- The Board of Directors of Family ReEntry, a nonprofit leader that assists families affected by the criminal justice system, today announced the unanimous election of Christian Morris as its new Board Chairperson. Morris takes...

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Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence

Congratulations to Family ReEntry's Board Chair Ronda Muir on the publication of her book, "Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence." It's the first comprehensive guide to understanding, using and raising emotional intelligence in the unique context of...

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Nonprofits are One Solution to the CT Budget Crisis

Congratulations to Family ReEntry Directors Tony Corso and Fred Hodges for your contributions to the Alliance's video explaining the efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings that Connecticut nonprofits provide. Fred has major screen time in this ad. We urge all to...

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