Category Archives: Events

A Response To President Obama’s Criminal Justice Proposals

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

On July 13, President Obama used his Executive Power to grant clemency to 46 people convicted of non-violent offenses. This is a step in the right direction for criminal justice reform, as was his visit to a federal prison, and…Read More

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July 28-August 3 The Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship Is Accepting Applications Does your organization advocate for policy change? Are you interested in hosting a graduate student to contribute to your policy advocacy work? The Tow Policy Advocacy Fellowship, which is…Read More

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5 Steps To Becoming “Job-Ready” With A Criminal Justice Background

Monday, July 20, 2015

What makes a person “job-ready?” Many would think just having a resume, a bright smile, and the willingness to work is all you need to be job-ready. But, in truth, it requires much more. In today’s economy — where the…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of July 20, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– Education from the Inside Out Coalition Praises President Clinton for Admitting Past Mistakes; Citing Importance Of In-Prison Education The Education from the Inside…Read More

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Upcoming Events Calendar

September 23 & 30; October 7, 21, 28; November 4 Restorative Justice As A Tool For Transformative Change: Exploring Pathways To Dignity And Healing Continuing Education Course This intensive introduction to restorative justice will blend examples from theory and practice…Read More

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Fortune Donates Archives, Makes Them Accessible To All

Monday, July 13, 2015

The story of The Fortune Society’s origin — from David Rothenberg’s off-Broadway production of “Fortune and Men’s Eyes” in 1967 — is well-documented in countless news stories and reminiscences, including David’s 2012 memoir, Fortune in My Eyes.  However, the history…Read More

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Upcoming Events Calendar

September 23 & 30; October 7, 21, 28; November 4 Restorative Justice As A Tool For Transformative Change: Exploring Pathways To Dignity And Healing Continuing Education Course This intensive introduction to restorative justice will blend examples from theory and practice…Read More

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Put Mayor de Blasio’s Executive Budget To Good Use For Fortune Clients

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sharing the sentiment of Phillip Saperia, CEO of the Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, I believe that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Executive Budget, that extends funding for mental health and social services programs, will be greatly appreciated — both by…Read More

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Upcoming Events Calendar

July 8 The Bronx Defenders Annual Community Block Party The Community Block Party is a fun, safe venue for children, community members, and our clients to enjoy free food, music, and entertainment, play games, participate in arts and crafts, register…Read More

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Mass Incarceration & Aging In Prison: A Stain On The Archives Of American History

Saturday, June 27, 2015

[This article is reprinted from the May issue of FORTUNE NEWS which focuses on “Aging And The Criminal Justice System.”] When it comes to incarceration in this country, many of our elected officials have been driving policy while under the influence….Read More

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