RESTORE REBUILD TRANSFORM
IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!
Consider partnering with us as we collect new backpacks and school supplies for children and teens who are served at Family ReEntry!
Please join us by providing donations of new backpacks & school supplies for children in grades K-12.
Gift cards are also needed for school clothing (Walmart/Target/Old Navy, etc.).
Cash donations (tax-deductible) to:
75 Washington Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Memo line: please designate “youth”
Drop Off by 8/20/19
75 Washington Ave.
with any questions:
Thank You For Your Support!
Family ReEntry’s mission is to break cycles of violence, crime and incarceration by providing client-centered interventions and support services to empower and strengthen individuals, families and communities.
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
Daee McKnight and Dontre Crawford Presenters at the National Fatherhood Summit: “Fanning the Fatherhood Fire”
Congratulations to Maria Cambareri & Ginger Wilk Chosen for the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence Award
“First 100 Plus Class of 2018”
Celebrating 20 years of the Transitions Mentoring Program at Orange Hills Country Club on October 26th
Da’ee McKnight with his daughter and grandparents at his college graduation while he was still incarcerated. Da’ee McKnight got out of prison just days before his daughter graduated from high school. He was particularly excited to attend her graduation because it was...read more
October 10, 2018 by Darien Times -- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Having worked with domestic violence victims and offenders for over a decade, I feel compelled to use this space to address this concern each year. It is critical that we remain educated...read more
November 9, 2018 “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ― Melody...read more
-- 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...read more
Wayne, homeless with untreated schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, committed armed robbery. He was sentenced to five years in prison. In prison, Wayne was placed in a psychiatric unit. There, he finally received the treatment he needed to address the progression...read more
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...read more
WNPR Article: Family ReEntry’s Fred Hodges Speaks about Connecticut Closing Prisons but Offering Fewer Community Services to Former Inmates
Connecticut Closing Prisons But Offering Fewer Community Services To Former Inmates Reprinted from WNPR, June 1, 2018 As Connecticut sees fewer people behind bars and a drop in crime rates, officials say there’s some concern over the lack of services for those...read more
Family ReEntry Serves as CT Partner for Nigerian Musician/Prison Reformer Lamboginny’s Concert in Weston, June 9, 2018
Bridgeport, CT - (May 26, 2018) – Lamboginny, Nigerian recording artist and prison reformer, is slated to perform for the first time in the United States, as the headliner for a benefit concert in Weston, CT. Jeff Grant, Executive Director of Bridgeport-based Family...read more
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...read more
Bridgeport, CT - (April 27, 2018) - Family ReEntry, Inc. proudly announces that Fred Hodges, Family ReEntry’s Director of Community Affairs, will receive the 2018 Urdang-Torres Community Impact Award at the Annual Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative Ceremony, held on...read more
Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant: Fri., June 1, 2018 with Guest Mike Lawlor, CT Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning
Please join us on Friday, June 1, 2018, 9 am, when Mike Lawlor, State of Connecticut Under Secretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning, will be our guest on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant – The Voice of CT Criminal Justice. Live...read more
Event: We Will be Speaking at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stamford, Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10:15 am
Please join us on Sunday, April 29th, 11:15 am as Family ReEntry’s Fred Hodges, Da’ee McKnight and Jeff Grant will be speaking at coffee hour about life in and successful reentry from the criminal justice system. Open to the public. We hope to see you there. St....read more
Fred Hodges, Family ReEntry’s Director of Community Affairs, to Receive Urdang-Torres Community Impact Award
Dear Friends, Please join us in congratulating Fred Hodges, Family ReEntry’s Director of Community Affairs, on being selected as this year’s winner of the Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative’s Urdang-Torres Community Impact Award! The award will be given to Fred at the...read more
Save the Date: Family ReEntry Benefit Cocktail Party in Stamford, June 13, 2018read more
Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant: Fri., May 4, 2018 with Guest Earl Bloodworth, Warren Kimbro Reentry Project
Please join us on Friday, May 4th, 9 am, when Earl Bloodworth, Project Manager of the City of New Haven Warren Kimbro Reentry Project, will be our guest on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant – The Voice of CT Criminal Justice. Live on WNHH...read more
Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant: Fri., April 20, 2018 with Guests Scot X. Esdaile and Fred Hodges
Please join us on Friday, April 20th, 9 am, when Scot X. Esdaile, President of the NAACP Connecticut State Conference, and Fred Hodges, Family ReEntry’s Director of Community Affairs, will be our guests on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant...read more
Family ReEntry’s Da’ee McKnight will be Moderating a Panel at “Responses to Violence and Its Impact on the Community,” April 21, 2018
Please Join US when Family ReEntry's Da'ee McKnight will be Moderating a Panel at "Responses to Violence and Its Impact on the Community," April 21, 2018, 10 am - noon (breakfast at 9:30 am). Location: Child Guidance Center, 180 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604....read more
Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant, Fri., April 6, 2018 with Guest Brent Peterkin, CT Statewide Coordinator for Project Longevity
Please join us on Friday, April 6th, 9 am, when Brent Peterkin, Connecticut Statewide Coordinator for Project Longevity, will be our guest on Criminal Justice Insider with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant – The Voice of CT Criminal Justice. Live on WNHH 103.5 FM New...read more
We will be Panelists at the NAACP-CT “Nothing About Us Without Us” Criminal Justice Summit, April, 21, 2018
We will be panelists at the Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches’ first Annual Criminal Justice Summit on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This “Nothing About Us, Without Us” Reformative Event will be held in collaboration with...read more
Family ReEntry’s Testimony before the CT State Legislature Public Health Committee Relating to Treatment in Prisons for 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
Criminal Justice Insider Radio with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant Interview with Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim
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...read more