Category Archives: Events

I-CAN Works To Reduce Recidivism

Thursday, January 22, 2015

By Yolanda Morales Senior Director of Health and Transitional Services The Fortune Society The I-CAN (Individualized Correction Achievement Network) program is an innovative, jail-based community reentry program whose goal it is to reduce recidivism by 10% among men and women…Read More

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Our Board Member, Marty Horn, Writes About “Fixing Rikers Island”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Posted on The Marshall Project By: Marty Horn Date: 1.21.2015 Read full article here Fixing Rikers Island: A former corrections chief says critics are missing the point. New York City jails can be fixed. It will take time. It will take…Read More

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Fortune Society Welcomes Ronald Day

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Please join The Fortune Society in welcoming Ronald Day to Fortune as our new Associate Vice President, taking leadership of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy (DRCPP). Advocacy and community education on public policy is in Fortune’s bones –…Read More

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

January 28 Parole Prep Basics: New York State’s Unjust Parole System And What Advocates And Attorneys Can Do About It The National Lawyers Guild — New York City Chapter’s Mass Incarceration and Anti-Racism Committees — present Mujahid Farid of Release Aging…Read More

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Fortune Society Gets $400K MRT Supportive Housing Grant

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Reported By: New York Nonprofit Press Publish Date: Wednesday, 14 January 2015 Read full article on NYNP here.   Formerly incarcerated individuals who are homeless and suffer from chronic medical conditions will now have increased access to Fortune Society’s scatter-site housing…Read More

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Monday, January 12, 2015

January 28 The Science Of Positive Youth Development: “Can Youth Justice Be Compatible With Science?” The Fortune Society’s Marlon Peterson will be one of the speakers at a youth justice symposium at John Jay College. The event will focus on the…Read More

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The End Of Solitary For Teens On Rikers Island — A Step In The Right Direction

As a step in the right direction, Joseph Aponte, the NYC corrections commissioner, has decided to end the practice of solitary confinement for 16- and 17- year olds in NYC jails by the end of 2014. Just imagine that it…Read More

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His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

By: Sarah Rogers Published in the Daily Beast Publish Date: January 3rd, 2014 Read article in the Daily Beast here. Smartphones, the Internet, job-seeking. For prisoners released after decades behind bars, the modern world is difficult, confusing, and still better…Read More

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January 28 Policy To Practice: Transformative Governance Strategies To Enhance Public Mental Health New York City is seeing a range of ambitious efforts to tackle important criminal justice and other issues through mental health solutions. This conference brings local, national,…Read More

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Another Reason Why Cases Like Akai Gurley and Eric Garner Should Matter to Us

Monday, December 22, 2014

Every year The Fortune Society welcomes and services over 5,000 returning citizens from incarceration. Some come from decades of incarceration while others seek alternatives to incarceration, and may have only spent a day or two in jail. As is often…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, Policy + Advocacy


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