Reentry Resource Center - New York

Reentry Net/NY
Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration
January 2012 Resource Updates and Highlights

You are receiving this newsletter because you are a member of the New York State Reentry Resource Center, a network of more than 3,000 advocates and direct service providers from all around the state. Each month, we bring you resource highlights, news, and policy updates from the online resource center.

*Resource Highlights*

The Bronx Reentry & Resource Directory for Returning Residents and Families - A comprehensive guide to reentry and related services in the Bronx published by The Bronx Reentry Working Group. The directory is divided into several categories, including the following services: administrative, clothing, educational, employment, family, food pantries, health and wellness, housing, legal, mental health, substance abuse, and support groups. 

The Doe Fund: How to Comply with Article 23-A When Hiring - This publication was designed to educate small and large businesses on ways they can effectively secure qualified workers with conviction histories who are ready, willing, and able to work. As such, these businesses will be a positive force in strengthening the families and communities throughout New York City, reduce crime, and ultimately rebuild the economic base. This guide includes tools to fairly evaluate candidates and protect businesses from negligent hiring claims and ultimately to minimize their risk.

When a Parent Is Incarcerated: A Primer for Social Workers - The goal of this primer is to provide relevant and practical information for public child welfare agencies and social workers when working with incarcerated parents. The primer includes information about corrections, child welfare considerations regarding incarcerated parents, immigrant parents in deportation proceedings and links to additional resources.

Coming Homes and No Place to Live - Research study by Harlem Community & Academic Partnership's Policy Working Group (PWG) subcommittee explores NYCHA residents' perception on formerly incarcerated individuals in NYCHA. PWG conducted focus groups with NYCHA residents exploring the following issues 1) their general awareness of housing access for those formerly incarcerated, 2) sources of such information, 3) perceived barriers to housing, and 4) community support for formerly incarcerated individuals to access stable housing.

Visit Reentry Net/NY Issue Modules: Padilla Compliance Guide | People's GuideEmployment & Licensing Housing | Discharge Planning - These modules serve as a starting point for accessing the resources available on Reentry Net, and direct users the most useful and frequently accessed resources from the Library.

Remember to visit our Monthly Mailing Archive for highlighted reports, toolkits, and training materials from the past year.

*Upcoming Events*

NYC Jail Advocacy Planning Meeting - Are you concerned about the NYC jails? Do you have ideas about how to organize to stop the abuse and trauma? Let's get together to talk about it, organize around it, and change it! The next meeting will be held on January 30th at 6PM at The Bronx Defenders. For more information, call 718-508-3413.

New York Reentry Roundtable - The upcoming Reentry Roundtable hosted by the Community Service Society is titled "Albany for Advocates" The discussion will featureTracie M. Gardner, Director of N.Y.S. Policy & Coordinator of Women's Initiative to Stop HIV/AIDS of New York (WISH-NY) who will discuss criminal justice policy issues and engage participants in an interactive Q&A session. The roundtable will be held on February 15 from 1-3PM at Community Service Society. For more information, please contact Gabriel Torres-Rivera at 212.614.5306 or

Problems with Policing and Proposals for Reform - This public forum organized by the Police Reform Organizing Project will bring professors, policy makers, press, and eventually you the audience together for a conversation about current abusive police practices and how all of us agitating together can address and correct them. The event will be held on February 16th at 6PM at the LGBTQ Center. 

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