The New Jersey Reentry Corporation released a new report on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, entitled, “REENTRY: From Prison to the Streets, Making it Work.” The report outlines steps to improve the reentry process for persons returning from incarceration, which is imperative to community well-being and cost-efficiency. In attendance were Governor
Today, the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC) at Greater Newark Conservancy released its newest report, “REENTRY: From Prison to the Streets, Making it Work,” which outlines steps to improve the reentry process for persons returning from incarceration while also saving money for the State of New Jersey. Efforts to improve reentry outcomes are
On Friday, NJRC hosted a reentry roundtable discussion at its site at Greater Newark Conservancy, where incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons had the opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences living in prisons, jails, halfway houses, and halfway backs. The goal of the discussion was to examen best practices for reentry
Our Newark employment specialists, Cindy and Jeran, attended the New Jersey Manufacturing Summit at NJIT to spread the word about our services. Thank you to Commissioner Aaron Fichtner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development for speaking about “Focus and Expectations of New Jersey’s Talent Networks” and for being supportive of
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