Join the Connecticut Reentry Collaborative Working Group
for a series of events to share our 2021 legislative priorities.

In a series of forums, we will be hearing from lawmakers,
service providers, advocates, and justice-impacted individuals
about the reality of reentry in Connecticut and the importance
of these pieces of legislation in working to address the collateral
consequences that returning citizens encounter in our state.
We will also be taking action by writing testimony and
contacting our legislators!

2021 Reentry Advocacy Forums!

The University Network for Human Rights and the Institute for
Municipal and Regional Policy have collaborated on a white
paper focused on the current landscape of criminal justice in CT
and recommendations for a path forward that achieves alignment
with human rights and international standards. You can view the 
white paper here using the password humanrights2021. We also 
hope you will sign onto the corresponding open letter here.
Connecticut at the Crossroads
White Paper
A place where you can find second chances
Reentry Community
Reentry Today:
A Collaborative
We need to remember that these guys will be returning to our communities, and once that happens, the work skills they have learned here will assist them in joining the workforce. – Ray Munroe
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Our Reentry Stories:
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Let The Numbers
Speak For Themselves
  • 95% of individuals incarcerated will return home
  • 1 in 3 Americans have a criminal record
  • 2.7 million Children have at least one parent incarcerated
  • At least 80% of those incarcerated have an issue with substance abuse
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Click below to find or submit reentry resources:

Our Reentry Stories

Updates from The Collaborative

“We must act urgently and boldly to confront our past and repair systemic injustices in support of those most impacted and for the benefit of all society.”

Read the Collaborative’s statement on racial injustice.

Upcoming Events

Building Bridges 2021

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD & 24TH @  8:30AM-4PM — Building Bridges is back as Connecticut at the Crossroads! We will be hearing from justice-impacted men and women, advocates, and policymakers about issues related to incarceration and reentry in Connecticut today. We hope you will join us! RSVP here:

Housing Reentry Advocacy Forum

FEBRUARY 25TH @ 6-7PM — We hope you will join the Connecticut Reentry Policy Working Group for our upcoming housing forum! We are honored to host Sarah Fox (CCEH), Rashida Rattray (CT Fair Housing Center), Eulalia Garcia (CT DOC), Leasley Negron (Elm City Communities), and Brian Sullivan in a panel discussion and then look forward to joining together in a collective call to action on housing legislation. RSVP at

Recent Events

Building Bridges 2021 – February 24, 2021Day 2Day 2: Spoken Word: EZ Wayne:

Day 2: An International & Human Rights Perspective (still needs transcoding in description):

Day 2: CT Prison Closures: What’s Next?:

Day 2: Video: Inside the Circle:

Day 2: The Power of Higher Education:

Day 2: Justice Reinvestment:

Day 2: Out of state Justice Reformers:

Day 2: Quick Fire Advocacy Updates:

Day 2: Conference Wrap Up/Closing Remarks/Next Steps:
Building Bridges 2021 – February 23, 2021Day 1Day 1: Welcome and Introduction (What’s Your Way & CT at a Crossroads):

Day 1: Meet the Great 8:

Day 1: The Cost of Incarceration:

Day 1: Mental Health:

Day 1: Employment:

Day 1: Closing Remarks:
May 28, 2020
Gerrymandering Project Website
Ending Gerrymandering: Legislator Guide
Voting Rights – English
Voter Rights – Spanish
Online Voter Registration System
Denise Merrill Responds to COVID-19
Formerly Incarcerated Voting Rights PSA
Make it Happen May Investing in Communities to Support Successful Reentry: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
May 20, 2020Agenda
Bank on Community Outreach
Learn Financial Health and Saving
Make it Happen May Web Series 3
May 13, 2020Agenda
Housing Assistance Program
How COVID-19 is shrinking Connecticut’s prison population
Web Series 2
May 6, 2020Agenda
Mike Lawlor Op-Ed
Web Series 1
Reentry Reform Series Part 4 (April 29, 2020)Reentry Reform Series Pt 4 Agenda
Norwegian Prison System
“How Norway Turns Criminals Into Good Neighbors”
Inside the World’s Most Humane Prison
Web Series Part 4
Reentry Reform Series Part 3 (April 22, 2020)Agenda
Racial Disparities in Incarceration and Coronavirus
CT Mirror – Concern grows that COVID-19 disproportionately impacts minorities
Yale Medical Faculty Letter on COVID in Prisons Jails
Web Series 3
Reentry Reform Series Part 2 (April 15, 2020)Agenda
COVID-19 Responses Nationwide re Sentenced Prisoners
CT Post Reentry Article
First Inmate Dies From Coronavirus Complication
Web Series 2
Reentry Reform Series Part 1 (April 8, 2020) Agenda
Mike Lawlor Op-Ed
Lisa Puglisi Op-Ed
COVID Fact Sheet
Web Series 1

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