Serving the Justice Community Since 1984
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
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
We will be Interviewed by Jim Campbell on the 350 station Biz Talk Radio Network, Sun. Jan. 14, 2018, and on WGCH 1490 AM Greenwich, Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
Please join us when Jeff will be interviewed by Jim Campbell on his Business Talk Radio show. Guests on Jim’s show have included business and thought leaders from all over the world. Jim and Jeff will be talking about Jeff’s riches-to-rags-to-redemption story of being...read more
Bridgeport, CT - (January 8, 2018) - Family ReEntry, a nonprofit leader that assists individuals and families affected by the criminal justice system, today announced the appointment of Don Young to its Board of Directors. "As the new Board Chair, I can’t think of a...read more
Save the Date: Dinner and Architectural Tour at Grace Farms Benefitting Family ReEntry, Friday, April 13, 2018, 5 – 8 pm. Please join us! Details soon!
Save the Date: Dinner and Architectural Tour at Grace Farms Benefitting Family ReEntry, Friday, April 13, 2018, 5 - 8 pm. Please join us! Details soon!read more
Dear Family ReEntry Staff, Board and Executive Council Members, As I sit down to write this year's holiday message, I am almost overwhelmed with the deep respect and gratitude I have for each one of you. One of the slogans of the new criminal justice reform movement...read more
Article Reprinted from New Haven Independent: The airwaves are open to discuss Criminal Justice - from the Inside. A new show, Criminal Justice Insider, co-hosted by WNHH-FM's Babz Rawls-Ivy and Family ReEntry's Executive Director, Jeff Grant, takes a unique...read more
Lorenzo Jones, Co-Executive Director of the Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice, Joins Us on Criminal Justice Insider Radio with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant —
Lorenzo Jones, Co-Executive Director of the Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice, Joins Us on Criminal Justice Insider Radio with Babz Rawls Ivy & Jeff Grant Fri., Dec. 15th, 9 am Rebroadcast at 5 pm WNHH 103.5 FM New Haven Live-streaming Everywhere Join us on...read more
By: Ana Radelat, CT Mirror Reporter -- Reprinted from CT Mirror, Nov. 28, 2017 -- Washington – Both the tax bill the Senate hopes to vote on this week and a House-passed tax overhaul would keep the popular charitable deduction, but non-profits say the legislation...read more
By Ken Dixon, CT Post Reporter -- Reprinted from CT Post, Nov. 25, 2017 -- Facing an austere state budget, nonprofit social-service providers are tightening their belts and doing more with less. They’re cutting programs, reducing staff and seeking more private...read more
PLEASE VISIT THE TIMES SQUARE NYC PORTAL OCT. 10-NOV. 21. Join Family ReEntry in the Times Square Portal Nov. 15th, 9-11am
The TimesSquare_Portal is presented by Times Square Arts. Times Square Arts is the public art program of the Times Square Alliance. It is the largest public platform for innovative contemporary performance and visual arts. With 312,000 daily visitors to New York...read more
Connecticut Budget Stalemate Makes State’s Bad Inequities Worse By Jim Schaffer Reposted from San Francisco Chronicle (Associated Press) and the Connecticut Mirror, October 15, 2017 Although not in the national news as much as some states, Connecticut faces many...read more