Category Archives: Community

The Fortune Society News of the Week — the week of April 24, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. —————————————————————————————————– Life after prison: Lorenzo Brooks Meet Lorenzo Brooks. He spent 30 years in jail. Thanks to The Fortune Society, he…Read More

Categories: Community, News

Green Ways Forward at Fortune

Saturday, April 22, 2017

In celebration of Earth Day, discover some of the programs that demonstrate our commitment to building thriving and sustainable communities in New York. As part of our Housing program, for instance, Castle Gardens offer 114 units of safe, supportive housing…Read More

Categories: Community, Featured

The Fortune Society News of the Week — the week of April 17, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. —————————————————————————————————– Why Kalief Browder’s brother says it’s time to end the prison system “We need more organizations that are dedicating their…Read More

Categories: Community, News

The Impact You’ve Made: A Look at Fortune in 2015-2016

Monday, April 17, 2017

We at The Fortune Society are excited to share our 2015-2016 Annual Report! Thanks to supporters like you, we have helped thousands of individuals with justice involvement rebuild their lives, and have made tremendous progress in our advocacy efforts to…Read More

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Statement from The Fortune Society on the passage of Raise the Age

Monday, April 10, 2017

Statement from JoAnne Page, President and CEO of The Fortune Society, on the passage of Raise the Age The Fortune Society applauds the passage of Raise the Age, and celebrates the positive impact that this policy change will have on…Read More

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The Fortune Society News of the Week — the week of April 3, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. —————————————————————————————————— Report from Jonathan Lippman to close Rikers Island jail: ‘A More Just New York City’ For more than 20 years,…Read More

Categories: Community, Events

Statement from The Fortune Society on the decision to close Rikers Island

Saturday, April 1, 2017

JoAnne Page, President & CEO of The Fortune Society issued the following statement on the decision to close Rikers Island: The Fortune Society fully supports Judge Lippman’s recommendations and the decision by the Mayor and Speaker to close Rikers Island.  The…Read More

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Re-Entry Services for Everyone in City Jails by End of This Year

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Courtesy of the NYC Mayor’s Office, enjoy photos from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s March 29 visit to our Long Island City location. We were honored to host his announcement of critical reentry services for individuals in custody of the NYC…Read More

Categories: Community

The Fortune Society News of the Week — the week of March 27, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————- College classes in maximum security: ‘It gives you meaning’ More than 650,000 [justice-involved individuals reenter back into the community] every…Read More

Categories: Community, News

Leaving the Cycle of Violence

Barry Campbell Special Assistant to the President and CEO, and Former Client   The Fortune Society  [The following edited excerpt is from Barry Campbell’s “Testimony of The Fortune Society,” presented on January 26, 2017 to the Joint Hearing: New York City…Read More

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