Category Archives: Community

Fortune Launches Initiative To Study Needs Of Veterans With Criminal Justice Involvement

Monday, October 5, 2015

As a 2014-15 Tow Policy Advocacy Fellow, I worked with the Fortune Society’s David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy (DRCPP) on a very important project: the launch of Fortune’s Reentry Veterans Initiative. This initiative was created to develop a deeper…Read More

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The Castle at Castle Gardens

Saturday, October 3, 2015

THE CASTLE Four formerly imprisoned New Yorkers, with a total of 60 years of incarceration, relate their journeys of crime, privation, and redemption. A breathtaking drama you will never forget. When: Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM Where: Castle Gardens, 625…Read More

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Fortune Society’s Fall Benefit Honors
Bryan Stevenson, Khalil Cumberbatch, Francis Greenburger, And Celebrates
Over A Dozen Fortune Alumni

More than a dozen men and women from around the country will be visiting The Fortune Society on Thursday, Oct 29 to be a part of our Annual Fall Benefit. [Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.] What these…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of October 5, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– NYPD Officially Debuts Stop-And-Frisk “Receipts” And New Rules For Cops The NYPD has formally introduced the “receipt” cops will now be required to…Read More

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Fortune Manager Applauds Governor Cuomo For His Actions To Remove Barriers To Reentry

Monday, September 28, 2015

Last week, Governor Cuomo announced that 12 recommendations made by the Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration, which remove barriers faced by New Yorkers with criminal convictions when attempting to reenter society, will be fully implemented by his administration. The…Read More

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Fortune Flyers Pre #NYCMarathon Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

We’re very excited to invite you to The Fortune Society’s NYC Marathon Fundraiser on Thursday, October 15 to support the #FortuneFlyers!  See full details attached and below. This is a great opportunity to show your support for our Marathon runners this…Read More

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Good Leadership Plus A Committed Staff Energizes Growth Of Fortune’s I-CAN Program

Monday, September 21, 2015

With the advent of the I-CAN (Individualized Correction Achievement Network) program, many thought that it was just another program with lofty goals and aspirations. Years later, however, I-CAN is still growing and it continues to impress all who may have…Read More

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Fortune’s Education Dept. Students Often Become Advocates For Much-Needed Reentry Changes

Saturday, September 12, 2015

“You learn when you fall down,” a student suggested while discussing previous school experiences during a class last year. She went on to share that making mistakes in her life had been difficult, but that she has grown as a…Read More

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Fortune Society Promotes The Five Values Of “Alternatives To Incarceration”

Monday, September 7, 2015

When you go to a restaurant and you’re that person who does not eat a certain type of food – say, for instance, fish, seafood, or pork — they have an alternative on the menu. Or when you punch in…Read More

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Fortune Speaks Up For How We Treat Mentally Ill Individuals Who May Have Committed A Crime

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently launched a $22-million mental health initiative to reach mentally ill people who are prone to hurting themselves or others. However, about $5 million of this funding will go to increase security around and inside homeless…Read More

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