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
Our client Steven stopped by this week to tell us that he recently got a job as an apprentice at a construction company! He is doing brick and block masonry work on a high-rise condominium in Jersey City. In case you missed it, here is a video of Steven
“This is something I want to do for the rest of my life. And if it’s something that I enjoy doing, I put my all into it.” Steven is one of our clients who has benefited from our partnership with Project Impact, which gave him the opportunity to enroll in
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
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.