Category Archives: News

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

Friday, September 5, 2014

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. Deportations Don’t Lower Crime Rates, Study Says Six years after the federal government opened an immigration enforcement program intended to improve public safety,…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week- the week of August 18, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. Felony Assaults Up By Almost 60% In City Jails Joanne Page, president/CEO at The Fortune Society, says the rising percentage of mentally ill…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of August 25, 2014

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. Broken Windows Is No Replacement For Stop And Frisk According to Fortune Society’s JoAnne Page, Mayor de Blasio’s vision of New York as a city…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week- the week of August 11, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. Opinion: The Death Of Michael Brown The F.B.I. may be able to answer the questions surrounding the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week
— the week of August 4, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. Opinion: Not all Gang Members Created Equal By David Rothenberg, The Fortune Society In June, the Manhattan DA and the New York City…Read More

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Castle Gardens Hosts Healthy R Us’ 1st Health Empowerment Workshop Series

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Lead by co-founder Dwayne Graham, Healthy R Us’ workshops will consist of anger management, healthy emotional stability, and how to incorporate spiritual principles into our lives … plus various topics of discussion that will assist in maintaining healthier lives. Castle…Read More

Categories: Community, Events, News

Waste Not, Want Not: Built It Green!NYC Has Created A Solid System To Divert Local Waste From Landfills

The volunteer work of Fortune’s Green Jobs Training Graduate/Intern, Earl Harriston is featured in an article on Build It Green!NYC. The 10-year-old nonprofit salvages and collects building materials, which it resells to raise funds for a handful of environmental programs…Read More

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Fortune Joins Collaborative Process In Developing A Reentry Housing Platform In NYC

Fortune’s JoAnne Page, along with Kate Rubin of the Bronx Defenders, co-chaired the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) working group on Affordable & Market Rate Housing. CSH established a Reentry Housing workgroup to develop policy recommendations to ensure that the…Read More

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Brief Note from David Rothenberg on “The Bullpen”

Thursday, August 7, 2014

BRIEF NOTE from David Rothenberg on “The Bullpen” The off-Broadway hit play “The Bullpen” was first performed at the Fortune Academy (“The Castle”) earlier this year. Joseph Assadourian, the playwright and sole performer of the play, had developed his work…Read More

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