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News Coverage from 2017

NJRC Client Candido Ortiz Hosts Grand Opening of His New Restaurant , El Sabor Del Café (December 19, 2017)

Dec. 19, 2017: New Jersey City Restaurant is Being Opened by Former Prison Cook”  (NJRC Press Release)

Candido Ortiz, a cook at the Light Rail Café in Jersey City, prepares dinner for restaurant guests on Feb. 28, 2017. Ortiz participated in the New Jersey Reentry Corporation's one-week program, which prepares formerly incarcerated persons for employment, links them to important social and legal services, and more. By the fifth day of the program, Ortiz was hired as a cook at the Light Rail Café. Ortiz brought with him a tremendous amount of experience: he had worked as a head cook in federal prison for more than 20 years, where he also supervised 20 additional employees in the kitchen. Originally given a release date of 2035, Candido was among more than 200 individuals who were granted clemency by President Barack Obama in 2016. Photo by Stefanie Campolo

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Dec. 1, 2017: Addiction is a disease — This addict is 100% sure”  (NJ 101.5’s Heroin Uncut with Jay Lassiter)

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Nov. 30, 2017: Criminal Justice Department Internship Program Offers Real-World Experience”  (Saint Peter’s University)

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Nov. 30, 2017: At an N.J. prison, a job fair offers inmates a chance”  (The Record)

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Nov. 10, 2017: Rehab, Jail, and How We’re Failing Drug Addicts”  (NJ 101.5’s Heroin Uncut podcast)

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Nov. 7, 2017: Election Day Special with Governor Jim McGreevey”  (Hip New Jersey)

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Nov. 1, 2017: Giving Back: the New Jersey Reentry Corporation’s prisoner reentry program”  (New Jersey Monthly magazine)

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Oct. 13, 2017: BHMG Physician Participates in Roundtable Discussion with NJRC”  (RWJBarnabas News Roundup)

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Oct. 4, 2017: Feria de Salud, Cultura, y Reintegración Social en Union City”  (El Especialito)

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Oct. 2, 2017: Restoring Drivers’ Licenses for Ex-Offenders”  (NJSBA’s New Jersey Lawyer)

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Sept. 27, 2017: McGreevey’s right: To fight crime, fix re-entry | Editorial”  (The Star-Ledger)

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Sept. 15, 2017: Our view: State needs more re-entry from prison programs like one in A.C.”  (The Press of Atlantic City)

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Sept. 12, 2017: They have a better way to spend money on prisoners | Editorial” (By: Times of Trenton Editorial Board, for NJ Advance Media)

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Sept. 7, 2017: Report: Improve reentry assistance” (Philly.com)

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Sept. 6, 2017: How NJ can help ex-cons rejoin society as productive citizens” (New Jersey 101.5)

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Sept. 6, 2017: What McGreevey says the next N.J. governor should do to help ex-prisoners” (NJ Advance Media (The Star-Ledger))

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Sept. 6, 2017: Criminal Justice Reform Unites 5 Former New Jersey Governors” (The New York Times)

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Aug. 18, 2017: For women in need, small offerings make big difference” (The Courier-Post)

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Aug. 16, 2017: Helping Former Inmates to Live and Work in Society Again” (One on One with Steve Adubato)

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Aug. 7, 2017: New center for released prisoners opens at redeveloped shipyard” (Real Estate Weekly)

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Aug. 5, 2017: Removing Barriers to Employment for Former Inmates” (State of Affairs with Steve Adubato)

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Aug. 3, 2017: Community Resource Center at Kearny Point” (ARCHITECT Magazine)

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July 21, 2017: Program prepares graduates for union trades” (NJTV News)

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July 14, 2017: Segunda Oportunidad” (Reporte Hispano)

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June 26, 2017: For prisoner reentry to work, the private sector must play a key role | Opinion” (The Star-Ledger). Written by Mary Gatta, CUNY Professor

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June 12, 2017: Lizette Delgado-Polanco Elevated to Political Director at Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters” (PRNewswire). Lizette is a Board Member for the Jersey City Employment and Training Program.

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May 22, 2017: Jim McGreevey, 60%: American Dream Deferred” (PBS / WNET)

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Annual Reentry Conference (April 13, 2017)

April 17, 2017: Editorial: Believing in second chances” (NorthJersey.com)

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April 13, 2017: Mike Tyson thanks Christie for work on prisoner re-entry” (Associated Press)

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April 13, 2017: Jim McGreevey, Mike Tyson salute ‘champion’ Chris Christie” (The Jersey Journal)

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April 13, 2017: Discussing Ways to Help Ex-Offenders” (NJTV News)

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April 13, 2017: VIDEO – Mike Tyson To Governor Christie: You Took The Punches, Trust Me You Deserve The Belt” (Governor Christie’s YouTube Channel)

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April 13, 2017: NJRC Executive Director, John Koufos, Shares His Powerful Story: “Redemption Road” (New Jersey Monthly)

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Governor Chris Christie’s and NJRC’s Employment Opportunity Summit in Trenton (March 8, 2017)

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