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  • April 08, 2019 PIX11 News
    NYC could soon ban marijuana testing for people on probation

    Marijuana testing may soon be banned for individuals on probation in New York City. This week, PIX 11 spoke with Fortune Executive Vice President Stanley Richards about this step forward in efforts for reform and his experience with justice involvement.

  • January 23, 2019 Reform Alliance
    Reform Alliance: #FightDifferent

    Technical parole violations can unnecessarily inhibit an individual with justice involvement's ability to move forward with their lives in productive ways. Via Reform Alliance, Fortune's Nelson Rivera and Osi Gerald, among others, share their struggles due to these types of punitive overreaches.

  • December 28, 2018 NowThis Her Stories
    Brittany Smith Found Success in Empowering [Individuals With Justice Involvement]

    Though she was a student at Harvard University, Brittany Smith's life was derailed by justice involvement. Instead of letting incarceration lead her to hopelessness, she now uses her story to inspire others as Director of Education at The Fortune Society. 

  • November 06, 2018 WPIX
    Regaining the Right to Vote

    WPIX reports on two participants from The Fortune Society who have recently regained their voting rights.

  • October 02, 2018 NY1
    “Raise the Age” Moves Teens Out of the Adult Criminal Justice System

    The Fortune Society President & CEO, JoAnne Page, discusses New York State's "Raise the Age" legislation with NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan.

  • September 07, 2018 Urban Omnibus
    Coming Home

    Due to a lack of affordable housing, formerly incarcerated people in New York City frequently become homeless. But, if they’re very lucky, they could make a home on West 140th Street, in housing run by The Fortune Society.

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