Envisioning a First Chance SocietySM
Supporting a second chance society with first chance opportunities
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
Reprinted from the Hartford Courant, August 2, 2017 As the executive director of Family ReEntry, a Connecticut criminal justice nonprofit, and as a formerly incarcerated person myself, I am greatly concerned about the state legislature's inability/unwillingness to...read more
Family ReEntry at the CT Nonprofit Alliance Press Conference, Tues., Aug. 1, 2017. Family ReEntry was asked to present on behalf of Connecticut criminal justice nonprofits at a press conference organized by the CT Nonprofit Alliance. Legislative Office Building,...read more
Family ReEntry and Fairfield County LOOK Team to Bring Criminal Justice Awareness to Greenwich Polo on August 27th
August 27 Family ReEntry & Fairfield County LOOK to Bring Criminal Justice Awareness to Greenwich Polo --- Sunday, August 27th 1 – 5 pm Greenwich Polo Club One Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich, CT --- [button...read more
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...read more
After my release in early summer of 2007 from a Federal prison (where I served almost fourteen months for a white-collar crime), I spent five weeks in a halfway house in Hartford that served both Federal and State of Connecticut clients. I was released just two weeks...read more
Family ReEntry Youth is currently collecting donations for our Annual Back to School Drive for children & youth involved with our programs. For the last six years, we have launched a large scale collection for new backpacks and school supplies for youth served at...read more
“FRE” Youth Programs enjoyed a great day participating in water activities at Lake Zoar on July 6th!
Our program has partnered with LOF (Leaps of Faith) Adaptive Skiers, a non-profit located in Newtown CT. This annual field trip benefits youth served in our Champions & J-Connect Mentoring Programs who would otherwise not have opportunities to access water sports...read more
A man living in a Connecticut halfway house passed up a job interview to save a wounded stranger’s life. Aaron Tucker, 32, said he left the Isaiah House in Bridgeport, Conn. with less than two dollars in his pocket Wednesday morning. The good Samaritan was en route to...read more
Family ReEntry Executive Director Jeff Grant talks about the state of Connecticut criminal justice with Babz Rawls Ivy on her radio show
WNHH 103.5 FM New Haven, CT Listen to archived show on SoundCloud. "LoveBabz LoveTalk" host Babz Rawls-Ivy talk about the new "Prison Portal Project". To learn more click...read more
The Nantucket Project Presented Down and Out in Greenwich, Connecticut: An Insider’s View of Prison and the Road Back to the Boardroom
On June 27th TNP Library Presented "Down and Out in Greenwich, Connecticut: An Insider's View of Prison and the Road Back to the Boardroom" In the haze of a nearly decade-long addiction to prescription pain-killers, Jeff Grant made a fateful decision. He ended up in...read more
Bridgeport, CT - (June 11, 2017) --- Family ReEntry proudly announces the recognition for Angela Medina as one of Fairfield County's Top Young Executives. Medina was selected to The 2017 Fairfield County Business Journal's "40 Under 40" List of Top Executives. Medina...read more
-- By Phil Hall -- June 28, 2017 Youthful leaders in the corporate, nonprofit and governmental worlds were honored for their spirited output. The atrium of Stamford’s Silicon Harbor commercial development hosted a wealth of youthful talent from the corporate,...read more