Category Archives: Community

I-CAN Works To Reduce Recidivism

Thursday, January 22, 2015

By Yolanda Morales Senior Director of Health and Transitional Services The Fortune Society The I-CAN (Individualized Correction Achievement Network) program is an innovative, jail-based community reentry program whose goal it is to reduce recidivism by 10% among men and women…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Our Board Member, Marty Horn, Writes About “Fixing Rikers Island”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Posted on The Marshall Project By: Marty Horn Date: 1.21.2015 Read full article here Fixing Rikers Island: A former corrections chief says critics are missing the point. New York City jails can be fixed. It will take time. It will take…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

Fortune Society Welcomes Ronald Day

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Please join The Fortune Society in welcoming Ronald Day to Fortune as our new Associate Vice President, taking leadership of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy (DRCPP). Advocacy and community education on public policy is in Fortune’s bones –…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Fortune Society Gets $400K MRT Supportive Housing Grant

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Reported By: New York Nonprofit Press Publish Date: Wednesday, 14 January 2015 Read full article on NYNP here.   Formerly incarcerated individuals who are homeless and suffer from chronic medical conditions will now have increased access to Fortune Society’s scatter-site housing…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

The End Of Solitary For Teens On Rikers Island — A Step In The Right Direction

Monday, January 12, 2015

As a step in the right direction, Joseph Aponte, the NYC corrections commissioner, has decided to end the practice of solitary confinement for 16- and 17- year olds in NYC jails by the end of 2014. Just imagine that it…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

By: Sarah Rogers Published in the Daily Beast Publish Date: January 3rd, 2014 Read article in the Daily Beast here. Smartphones, the Internet, job-seeking. For prisoners released after decades behind bars, the modern world is difficult, confusing, and still better…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Another Reason Why Cases Like Akai Gurley and Eric Garner Should Matter to Us

Monday, December 22, 2014

Every year The Fortune Society welcomes and services over 5,000 returning citizens from incarceration. Some come from decades of incarceration while others seek alternatives to incarceration, and may have only spent a day or two in jail. As is often…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Policy + Advocacy

Press Release: New Lawsuit Challenges Landlord’s Ban on Renting to Those With Criminal Records

Friday, October 31, 2014

NEW LAWSUIT CHARGES THAT A PRIVATE LANDLORD’S BLANKET BAN ON RENTING APARTMENTS TO PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORD IS A CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION UNDER THE FAIR HOUSING ACT Fortune Society’s federal lawsuit accuses Sandcastle Towers Housing Development Fund Corp., Sarasota Gold LLC and…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

How One Play Saved Thousands Of Lives

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey interviews and hosts a Q+A with David Rothenberg, the founder of The Fortune Society. They will discuss the 1967 play “Fortune and Men’s Eyes” which led to the creation of the Fortune Society and…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Help the Fortune Flyers make it to the finish line of the TCS NYC Marathon!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On Sunday, November 2, 2014, The Fortune Flyers will run for The Fortune Society in the TCS New York City Marathon. We provide essential services to individuals re-entering society after incarceration, as they face challenges that would test the most resilient among us.  Fortune’s holistic,…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

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