Our client, Amirah, from NJRC at Greater Newark Conservancy, shares her reentry story. “It felt like I was accomplishing something every day by coming here,” she said of our program.
Tom Reigle was a classic candidate for recidivism. After thirty years in prison he had virtually no resources or connections that could help him successfully reenter modern society. It’s hard to imagine how much the world has changed in thirty years, and what its like to be gone for all of it. Luckily with the help of JCETP Tom has acquired a job and has been put in touch with housing providers and will be living on his own.
Ramon, one of our clients at NJRC at the Center of Hope in Paterson, explains why reentry services are so important. “The minute I stepped into this program… you just feel the energy, and it makes you want to get out there and just do positive things. It gives you a sense of wellbeing.”
Oseyba credits NJRC Paterson staff for his positive transition after being incarcerated. “Since coming to the reentry program, I found a job… I never thought it would happen so fast. I’m proud of myself.”