Shakira enrolled in the New Jersey Reentry Corporation’s (NJRC) program at Greater Newark Conservancy in February 2017. She was working six days a week in the retail industry and completed her community service hours in the employment specialist department at NJRC at Greater Newark Conservancy. Shakira is vibrant, confident, and
At the age of seven, Wili and his siblings lost their parents. At this time, Wili went to live with his grandparents. Not long after, Wili was placed into foster care and was separated from his sisters. When he was 18 years old, Wili was reunited with his sister, Naimah.
PSEG hosted an Opioid Panel Discussion on Friday, June 16, which examined the correlation between opioid addiction and incarceration, along with education, prevention, treatment, and law enforcement. The panel cited NJRC’s efforts to provide treatment in the context of prisoner reentry and the importance of the pipeline from behind the wall
Our Executive Director, John Koufos, shares his powerful story of reentry and redemption in an article for New Jersey Monthly. Please click to read Part I and Part II, or click on the photos below to view them larger. Article by Tammy La Gorce Photos by Fred R. Conrad
This morning, Governor Chris Christie and the New Jersey Reentry Corporation co-hosted an Employment Opportunity Summit at Thomas Edison University in Trenton, where top executives from New Jersey companies gathered to explore innovative ways to implement neutral hiring practices and enhance employment opportunities for individuals with criminal records in New
Thank you to Ted Mayer of Help at Home Services and Joe Kettle of the School for Allied Health for meeting with our staff about training and employment opportunities for our clients to work as home health aides. According to New Jersey Administrative Code 10:48A-3.4 (2016), no individual shall be disqualified from employment on the basis of any conviction if
Adam was born to parents suffering from addiction. After Adam’s biological parents gave him up for early adoption, his foster parents took him into their homes and their lives at a young age. Adam stated that he was given the best possible childhood one could ask for. After high school, he moved
For Black History Month, the Newark Public Library presented a forum on prisoner reentry, which included representatives from the community, the clergy, former mayor Sharpe James, and representing the NJRC was Jim McGreevey. The crowd of approximately 350 people viewed Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary “13TH,” which takes an in-depth look