Category Archives: Community

Overcoming the Legal, Financial and Emotional Obstacles of Family Court

Monday, June 27, 2016

My name is Samantha Young and I am an attorney in the Family Services unit at The Fortune Society. In that role, I work with clients who enroll in the Family Services unit who have family court involvement. I represent…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Living Boldly After 40 years In the Closet

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

In 1969, the historic Stonewall riots took place in Greenwich Village in response to a police raid on a gay bar. These violent demonstrations, which lasted six days, were a crucial turning point and set the foundations for modern LGBTQI…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

Healing Bonds Between Fathers and Children After Incarceration

Monday, June 13, 2016

Every Father’s Day, families around the nation celebrate the dedication and nurturing support that fathers give to their children. On this day, most fathers will receive gifts, cards, hugs, kisses, and “thank you’s.” Many will spend the day with their…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Succeed? Him? It’s Possible, Thanks to Fortune

Monday, June 6, 2016

Imagine it. Today’s the day. You’re being released from prison. You pack up all your possessions – your accruals from all your years behind the bars. And you sit. You wait. You shake — anxiously anticipating the moment when the…Read More

Categories: Community

My Journey At Fortune: Writing as a Powerful Tool for Advocacy

Monday, May 30, 2016

While serving time in a prison in New York, I worked as a law clerk and in this role, I witnessed the women around me facing a wide array of injustices. As a law clerk, I helped them with tasks…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Upcoming Events Calendar

June 15 Third Annual P2PH Conference (DAY 2) This event will feature panels of experts speaking about the theme “Improving Outcomes for Justice-Involved Populations with Behavioral Health Needs.” These will include experts from the Yale School of Medicine, Brown University,…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Featured

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


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