New York Department of Corrections: The Department of Corrections of New York aims at keeping the city clean of criminals while giving arrested individual chances to rejoin the community as productive and law-abiding citizens. The Department has developed many programs revised regularly to cope with changing needs of offenders and the community. Services of the Department are guided in details on the website of the Department.
Reentry Resource Center: New York: Many useful services related to reentry of ex-offenders are guided carefully in the website so both inmates and their families can refer to in order to seek support for the parolees. You can find anything on this website, from arranging a lawyer, setting up schedule for visits in prison, checking criminal records to seeking external sources of services such as housing, family reunification, term reduction, etc.
DCJS County Re-entry Task Force Initiative: The DCJS stands for Division of Criminal Justice Services. The Re-entry Task Force Initiative was founded in order to prevent offenders from committing a crime again after being released from the prison. They use practices which based on evidence. Additionally, what they perform now determines their contracts and what they obtain is counted by their ability to reach goals.
Fortune Society: The Fortune Society was established in 1967 with the aim of supporting ex-prisoners to habilitate into daily life. They accomplish this by providing professional solutions to their clients in a caring and passionate way. It now has 3 branches including one in Long Island City, Fortune Academy, and Castle Gardens in West Harlem with the total number of clients up to 4,500 men and women every year.
Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI): The Prisoner Reentry Institute promotes innovative ideas and better the practice in the aspect of reentry by providing good information, adding advanced findings to policy-making and service delivery; strengthening the cordial relationships between criminal justice and non-criminal justice disciplines.
NYCHA’s Family Services Department (FSD): The NYCHA’s Family Services Department (FSD) has a professional and highly qualified staff. It concentrates on 3 parts including supporting the right of people to live or work on a land they rent, responding to crisis and referring to suitable resources and agencies in the community. FSD gives its clients a wide-ranging selection of services such as Supportive Outreach Services, Emergency Transfer Program, Witness Relocation Program, Family Re-entry Pilot Program.
Second Chance Reentry: The Second Chance Reentry’s targets are youngsters, homeless people, recidivists who are in dire need of health care, education, jobs and support to abstain from drugs and gambling. They promise to give their clients the best practices in a money-saving way. They also achieve synergy between governmental bodies, NGOs and community development agencies in New York.
Monroe County Reentry Task Force (MCRTF): The Monroe County Reentry Task Force (MCRTF) was established in 2006 in the auspices of NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services. It is the result of coordination of over 50 agencies and people who strive to support formerly incarcerated people. The reentry process includes correcting and supervising community, providing treatments, supporting in groups.