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Reentry Resource Center - New York

Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

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The consequences of criminal proceedings do not only affect the individual who is going through the process - they can also affect whole families. Besides losing contact with family members while incarcerated or in police custody, there are also specific laws that affect parental rights and the ability to become an adoptive or foster parent.

An arrest or incarceration can have a devastating impact on family relationships. The support of family members after criminal justice involvement, however, can be critical to successful reentry.

This folder contains practical resources on problems related to Paternity, Custody & Visitation, Child Support, and the State Central Registry.

For an overview of parental rights and reentry, see our frequently asked questions.

Community members with questions about family court or criminal court can call the LIFT Hotline: 212-343-1122, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Other Resources:

» Resources for the families of incarcerated individuals can be found in the Links/Get Help section.


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