Family ReEntry : The Family Re-entry of Connecticut is famous for its Fresh Start Community Re-Entry programs, which have been proved to reduce recidivism in the state. The model of Fresh Start contains different steps, from preparing prisoners before release to providing training, supportive services and continued support to create sustainable opportunities for successful reentry.
New Haven’s Project Fresh Start : The New Haven’s Project Fresh Start of Connecticut assist the progress of state’s organizations in offering resources, technical assistance and training to former criminals, which enable them to successfully rehabilitate, have more employment opportunities and restore or increase their economic and social status.
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness: The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness is a program aiming at breaking the cycle of incarceration and homelessness of released inmates by providing affordable “re-entry housing” with intensive support services as they understand that there are many ex-offenders have no families who are waiting for them or have no or low income to obtain housing after release.
Connecticut Department of Correction: TheConnecticut Department of Correction was founded by the General Assembly in 1968. It currently has 15 facilities, staffed by various professionals who take great PRIDE (Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dignity, Excellence) in their job serving and protecting the state and helping the inmates improve themselves.
Career Resources ReEntry Works : The Career Resources ReEntry Works is a program created by Career Resources Inc., or CRI, an organization focusing on provide disadvantaged and low-income jobseekers in Connecticut on-the-job training, resources, job search assistance and necessary support for self-development and career advancement.
STRIDE : The STRIDE, standing for Skills, Transition, Respect, Integrity, Direction and Employment, is a program operated under the collaboration of the state authority, Hamden American Job Center and Quinebaug Valley Community College’s Administrative Services Division. This program provides one-on-one counseling and critical skills to pre and post release offenders to help them have better career opportunities.
Community Partners in Action: The Community Partners in Action’s aims at breaking the recidivism cycle and ensure the safety of the state by giving the ex-offenders a “second chance for change”. Cooperating with the State, US government and other private organizations and business, CPA provides release inmates with employment opportunities, basic needs and supportive services to help them create a better future.
CRS (Community Re-entry Services): The Community Re-entry Services (CRS) help offenders get ready to have a fresh start after release when they are still in jail. CRS designs a program including a Skills for Success class, in which participants are talked about proper working attitude and crucial skills, as well as on-the-job training.
Columbus House: The Columbus House opened its first emergency shelter on 200 Columbus Avenue in 1981 with 34 beds. Today, relying government funds, contribution from the private sector as well as the support of volunteers and collaborative partnerships, Columbus House has provided thousands of shelters for individuals, veterans and families, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Community Solutions Inc.: The Community Solutions Inc. began its operation in Hartford, Connecticut in 1962. Since then, CSI has provided hundreds of children and adults with disadvantages thorough the country. CSI’s vision is to make innovation and positive changes in the way communities help at-risk or disadvantaged people with its evidence-based and best-practice programs
Community Justice: The Community Justice is a part of Wheeler, an organization that provides general and intensive care to health of the citizens. Community Justice is a special program for adults and children who have health problem relating to substance abuse, depression. Besides, it also offers statewide training and supportive services to those youth of Connecticut.
CCGB Adult Services: CCGB Adult Service provides solution to all issues that ex-offenders face when they transit from incarceration to the community of Bridgeport. Adult Service includes the Adult Literacy and Learning Computer Course and the Transitional Housing programs, which help adults have a fundamental skills to work independently as well as a place to live safely.
New Opportunities: Founded in 1964, New Opportunities is a non-profit social corporation in the state of Connecticut, which manages about 50 programs, falling into many categories, with an aim to increase the living standard and economic status of disadvantaged individuals.