Category Archives: Featured

Overcoming Barriers to Reentry as a Veteran With Justice Involvement

Monday, August 1, 2016

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2011-2012, approximately 181,500 veterans were serving time in correctional facilities. Additionally, incarcerated veterans are more than twice as likely to report PTSD diagnoses as non-veterans. For formerly incarcerated veterans, the challenges of reentry…Read More

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Championing Alternatives to Incarceration to Keep Families Together

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Fortune Society has a reputation for providing model services to people who come into contact with the criminal justice system. These services are essential for increasing public safety, promoting self-sufficiency, and reducing the harm associated with incarceration. While I…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

Fortune Plays The Nurturing Role of Family For Our Clients

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Three events took place during the early days of The Fortune Society that highlighted the significance of familial ties (or the lack thereof) for currently or formerly incarcerated people. On Christmas Eve of 1969, a man appeared at Fortune’s future…Read More

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A Fortunate 19 Years of Service

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

We once had a young man in our Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) program whose father was serving time for drug involvement. The son’s grandmother was raising him and she urged him to go visit his father, but he refused. I…Read More

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Fortune’s Services Empower Clients to Go the Distance

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Confusion, disorientation, new rules, and different customs are all issues one encounters when entering a foreign country. Multiply these feelings by a thousand percent and you may just understand the anxiety encountered by an individual when he or she first…Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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