Category Archives: 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Fortune’s Agenda to Advance Criminal Justice Reform

Monday, March 14, 2016

“The glaring injustice is there for all who are not blinded by prejudice to see (Bram Fischer).” The United States’ criminal justice system as presently constituted is profoundly flawed.  Instead of being grounded in values such as fairness, rehabilitation, and…Read More

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Run with the Fortune Flyers

Monday, March 7, 2016

I’m excited to announce that The Fortune Society is now accepting applications for the Fortune Flyers’ 2016 TCS New York City Marathon team! We are looking for committed runners who are willing to lace up their shoes to run on…Read More

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Culinary Arts Careers that Rebuild Lives

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

One of the most important goals of The Fortune Society’s Employment Services department is to provide our participants with the resources they need to establish meaningful and lasting careers. While many of our clients come to us with unstable housing…Read More

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The Fortune Society Annual Report 2014-2015

Thursday, February 11, 2016

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