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NJRC hosted a roundtable discussion examining best practices for reentry, where incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons attended to provide feedback on their experiences living in prisons, jails, halfway houses, and halfway backs. It took place at NJRC at Greater Newark Conservancy, and discussion topics included The Modern American Prison; Successful Reentry, Addiction Treatment, Employment

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Cid shares her experience working as a pre-apprentice through NJ Build’s Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program with Project Impact and the New Jersey Reentry Corporation. The program trains individuals for careers in the construction trade unions, and pre-apprentices receive OSHA 10 certification, education preparation for union entrance exams, and linkage to union

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With President Obama proclaiming September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, the team at the New Jersey Reentry Corporation visited Woodhaven Lumber, a lumber and millwork company that has hired thirteen clients from NJRC’s Ocean County site. Several are in recovery or treatment and are leading successful lives.

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Clients from the Jersey City Employment & Training Program and New Jersey Reentry Corporation share their experiences working as apprentices for Laborers Local 3. Working with Project Impact and the Hudson Building Trades, the N.J. Laborers also train formerly incarcerated persons to become apprentices and place them in exciting work