Reentry Resource Center - New York

Reentry Net/NY
Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration
October 2008 Resource Updates and Highlights

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*Hundreds of Reentry Net/NY Library Resources Now Publicly Available*

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*Resource Highlights*

The Consequences of Criminal Charges- A People's Guide: New manual created by the Bronx Defenders with the Community Service Society and LawHelp/NY provides basic information about some of the many consequences of criminal charges, arrest, and incarceration in New York State. It describes the legal barriers to employment, housing, government benefits and others that can arise for individuals who have been arrested and their families, and provides tools for navigating those barriers.  Click here to read the guide.

No Place Like Home-A Preliminary Report On Police Interaction with Public Housing Residents in New York City: New York Lawyers for the Public Interest's Community Oversight of Policing Project has published a new report describing the empirical and anecdotal information about police interactions and trespass arrests gathered from the surveys of the 181 residents of NYCHA buildings in Brooklyn, and Harlem. Click here to read the report.

Reducing Racial Disparity in the Criminal Justice System: New publication by the Sentencing project provides guidance to criminal justice practitioners and policy makers on how racial disparities develop in the criminal justice system, and workable solutions to address and reduce disparities. The manual also provides strategies for addressing disparities at each stage of the system, as well as 17 “best practices” illustrating practitioner approaches for enhancing fairness. Click here to read the report.

Remember to visit Past Resources of the Week for highlighted reports, toolkits, and training materials from the past year.


*Upcoming Events & Opportunities*

New York State Division of Parole Resource Fair: The New York State Division of Parole will hold its first resource fair on Wednesday, October 22nd. The fair will offer Reentry Services, employment assistance, medical screenings, housing referrals, and so much more to the formerly incarcerated individuals & their families currently residing in Westchester County. Formerly Incarcerated Community, faith based organizations, prospective employers, community providers, counselors, case managers, are encouraged to attend. Please Note: Children will not be admitted. For more information, please contact Maria Walton at 914-654-8720 or

Colloquium: Conditions of Confinement: The Fordham Law Prisoners’ Rights Advocates, the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, and the Fordham Urban Law Journal present a day long colloquium on the conditions of confinment. Panel topics include: Medical treatment in prisons and jails, getting real about race and prisoner rights, and civil rights statutes in prison litigation. For more information, visit the website or contact Caroline Hsu at

Second Annual Citizen Awards: On October 30, 2008 at 6:00 pm, Citizens Against Recidivism (CAR) Inc. will host its second annual awards ceremony and fundraiser at the historical and prestigious Schomburg Cultural Center located at 515 Malcolm X (Lenox Avenue), NY, in the Village of Harlem, to publicly acknowledge the contributions that formerly incarcerated people have made since their release. For more information, contact Mika'il DeVeaux at or 212 252 2235.

Education from the Inside, Out: This conference sponsored by The Fortune Society, College and Community Fellowship, The Correctional Association and SUNY College at Old Westbury, will focuse on public funding for college in prison - why it's worth the investment.  Featuring opening remarks by Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, President, SUNY College at Old Westbury and Pastor, Abyssinian Baptist Church. The conference will be held on November 13, 2008 at 10 AM at SUNY Old Westbury College.

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