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We were Featured in Nonprofit Quarterly, Oct. 15, 2017

Nonprofit Quarterly: Connecticut Budget Stalemate Makes State’s Bad Inequities Worse, By Jim Schaffer October 15, 2017; San Francisco Chronicle (Associated Press) and the Connecticut Mirror. Although not in the national news as much as some states, Connecticut faces many challenges. These include the fact that the state has the nation’s largest income gap and the nation’s largest…

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Greenwich Time: Nonprofits adjust to austere reality By Ken Dixon, Greenwich Time Reporter

[Family ReEntry Executive Director Jeff] Grant said that with state agencies withdrawing support, the main strategy he and other private nonprofit providers are taking is outside support. “We’re looking at more private funding, foundation funding, and to be considerably less (reliant) on the [government] to fund solutions to social problems,” Grant said. “We need to…

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CT Mirror: CT nonprofits fear GOP tax overhaul will reduce charitable giving By: Ana Radelat, CT Mirror Reporter

  But to Grant, it’s the private donations that give his criminal justice programs flexibility. Family Re-entry has offices in Bridgeport, New Haven, Norwalk, Stamford, Waterbury, Derby, Norwich and New London. “We believe that’s the way we can have the most impact and create the most creative programs,” he said of the individual donations. Also, as…

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Happy & Healthy Holiday Wishes from Jeff Grant & Lynn Springer

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Happy & Healthy Holiday Wishes from Jeff Grant & Lynn Springer

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.92″ background_color=”#000000″ custom_padding=”0px||0px|” disabled=”on” disabled_on=”on|on|on”][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.92″ background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”center” header_font=”Bree Serif||||” header_text_align=”center” header_text_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” module_alignment=”center” header_letter_spacing=”3px”] PRISONIST.ORG [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.76″ custom_padding=”0px|||”][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.92″ background_layout=”light”] Dear Family ReEntry Staff, Board and Executive Council Members, As I sit down to write this year’s holiday message, I am almost overwhelmed with the deep respect and gratitude…

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Hartford Courant Op/Ed: Connecticut Budget Impasse is a Public Safety Risk

Connecticut Budget Impasse is a Public Safety Risk Letter to the Editor reprinted from the  Hartford Courant, August 2, 2017 As the Executive Director of Family ReEntry, a Connecticut  criminal justice nonprofit, and as a formerly incarcerated person myself, I am greatly concerned about the state legislature’s inability/unwillingness to pass a budget. In the criminal…

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Nonprofits are One Solution to the CT Budget Crisis

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” transparent_background=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” custom_padding=”0px|||” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.64″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Congratulations to Family ReEntry Directors Tony Corso and Fred Hodges for your contributions to the Alliance’s video explaining the efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings that Connecticut nonprofits provide. Fred has major screen time in…

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Family ReEntry Insider: Two Reflections on the Cheshire Tragedy

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” transparent_background=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” custom_padding=”0px|||” padding_mobile=”off” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” make_equal=”off” use_custom_gutter=”off”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.64″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] After my release in early summer of 2007 from a Federal prison (where I served almost fourteen months for a white-collar crime), I spent five weeks in a halfway house in…

Annual Back to School Drive for Children & Youth

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.64″ background_position_1=”top_left” background_repeat_1=”no-repeat” custom_margin=”0px|||” custom_padding=”0px|||”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.64″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Family ReEntry Youth is currently collecting donations for our Annual Back to School Drive for children & youth involved with our programs. For the last six years, we have launched a large scale collection for new backpacks and school supplies for youth served…