Category Archives: Community

Reuniting Families through the NYCHA Family Reentry Pilot

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The shortage of affordable housing in New York City is well documented. Exacerbating this problem in New York City is how individuals reentering the community from criminal justice involvement are precluded from living in public housing due to their criminal…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

The trouble with city contracts

Monday, May 16, 2016

Categories: Community, Featured, News

Ban the Box: Does it work?

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) estimates that there are approximately 70 million people with arrest or conviction records on file in the United States (Emsellem and Rodriquez, 2015). A criminal record can impede the employment prospects of otherwise suitable…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

The Power of the Arts to Heal, Transform, and Grow

Monday, May 2, 2016

Fortune acknowledges and provides resources to support the important and positive role that the creative arts play in the transition of formerly incarcerated individuals back into the community. Studies show that participation in the arts can be therapeutic and play…Read More

Categories: Community

National Reentry Week Can’t Be Just Another Fad

Sunday, April 24, 2016

The United State Department of Justice (DOJ) recently designated the week of April 24-30 as “National Reentry Week.” DOJ grantees, partners, and the Bureau of Prisons have been asked to coordinate events, including job fairs, mentorship programs, meetings with local…Read More

Categories: Community

Providing Services to Rikers Island’s HIV and AIDS Population

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

As a teenager, I witnessed first-hand the harmful effects and consequences of substance use. Members of my family struggled with addiction which ultimately resulted in them contracting HIV and dying from AIDS. As a result of this, I had a…Read More

Categories: Community

Educating Healthcare Providers Through the Reentry Education Project

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Fortune Society was awarded a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) grant through Public Health Solutions (PHS) to support healthcare providers in integrating culturally competent best practices into the HIV prevention, treatment, and care…Read More

Categories: Community

Faith in Justice, Restored

Re “Prosecutor Won’t Seek Prison for Ex-Officer Found Guilty in Killing” (news article, March 24): Sentencing Peter Liang to prison would be wrong. Ken Thompson, the Brooklyn district attorney, should be commended for resisting the pressure to punish Mr. Liang…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Think Outside the Box

Monday, March 28, 2016

Since the launch of campaigns and petitions to end solitary confinement, there have been great strides made toward the elimination of this horrific and damaging practice. Prime examples of this progress are the banning of solitary confinement for all New…Read More

Categories: Community

The Art Of Counseling

Monday, March 21, 2016

At the core of The Fortune Society’s mission is guiding motivated individuals with criminal justice involvement to recognize and act on their potential to be positive and contributing members of society. One of the most important tools to help someone…Read More

Categories: Community


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