Category Archives: News

How Do We Measure Our Impact?

Monday, December 15, 2014

This past week, Fortune initiated a new “outcomes measurement tool.” The Fortune Society has been successful for many years at keeping individuals from being re-incarcerated. Indeed, the Agency thought of the impact of its programs and initiatives in terms of its…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of December 8, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. Eric Garner’s Widow Denies Race Was Chokehold Motive The chokehold death of Eric Garner wasn’t “a black-and-white thing,” his widow said — a stunning…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of December 1, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. Opinion: A Search For Justice In The Eric Garner Case The imbalance between Eric Garner’s fate on a Staten Island sidewalk and his supposed…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of November 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. Officer’s Errant Shot Kills Unarmed Brooklyn Man Two police officers entered the pitch-black 8th-floor stairwell of a building in a Brooklyn project, one…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of November 17, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. Rampant Use Of Solitary Confinement In The U.S. Constitutes Torture While the U.S. told the Committee Against Torture that federal law restricts the…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of November 10, 2014

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. Push To Bring Ex-Convicts And Families Together Lags More than a year after NYC started a program designed to reunite up to 150…Read More

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Fortune: Helping Rebuild Lives Affected by Domestic Violence

Monday, November 10, 2014

By Margo Nugent, Social Work Student at Columbia University  and an intern with DRCPP “I would take my jewelry off each night. The next morning, I could never find it. The jewelry was never where I left it. So I…Read More

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Domestic Violence

Friday, November 7, 2014

Domestic violence is not a new concept; rather, it is one whose meaning has evolved over the course of the past several decades and continues to evolve today. Historically, domestic violence has been understood as an issue that affects women…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of November 3, 2014

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. California Just Became The First State To Defelonize Drug Use On Tuesday, Californians voted in favor of the criminal justice reform initiative that promised…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of October 27, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. Fortune Society: Rental Complex In Queens Excludes Ex-Offenders A leading provider of social services for recently released prisoners is challenging a NYC landlord that,…Read More

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