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Reentry Resource Center - New York

Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

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Manuals and Overviews of Reentry and Collateral Consequences

General information on reentry & collateral consequences; training materials for judges; media related to criminal justice and reentry.

Criminal Process Overview

General overview of the criminal process, from arrest to reentry including information on posting bail, finding a lawyer, and finding court dates, and what to expect post-arrest.

Criminal Records

Resources for advocates on criminal record sealing, rap sheets, juvenile records, Certificate of Relief from Disabilities and Certificate of Good Conduct.

Employment, Licensing & Military

Resources related to employment consequences. Includes job-search guides, guidelines for specific fields, training resources, relevant laws and policies, and sample letters to employers, briefs, and motions.


Practice materials for attorneys and self-help materials for individuals facing immigration issues related to criminal justice involvement.

Housing & Shelter

Information and tools on housing including resources for appealing denials of public housing, drug holdover proceedings, statutes and case decisions

Family Issues & Reunification

Practical resources on problems related to Paternity, Custody & Visitation, Child Support, and the State Central Registry.

Vital Documents

Information on obtain vital documents such as birth certificates, Social Security cards, and government-issued I.D., and resources for survivors of domestic violence

HIV, Health & Disability

Resources on HIV, Health, and Disability specifically for people with criminal records, including an Outline of HIV-Related Benefits, an analysis of Healthcare in New York Prisons, and training materials on health-care advocacy.

Prisoners' Rights and Police Misconduct

Information on police misconduct and prisoner's rights for the general population as well as the transgendered community.

Voting, Jury Service & Census

Practical resources on voting, jury services, and census counts for people in the criminal justice system.

Reentry Net/NY Monthly Mailings Archive

Past mailings of Reentry Net's monthly e-newsletter - Resource Updates & Highlights.



Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net