Place: 141 Franklin Street Stamford, CT 06905
Contact: Phone: 203-353-1702. Fax: 203-368-1899. Website: www.ajcswct.com/
Description: Invictus is a re-entry program for young men ages 18 to 25 returning back to the Stamford community from prison. We work with the young men while incarcerated for 6 months before they are released. Once released, these young people immediately begin Phase 2 of the program which consists of daily case management services and employment development skills. From there, in Phases 3 and 4 young men participate in internships, receive mentoring, and are supported as they obtain and maintain full time employment. In addition to these services, we help young people with concrete needs such as: transitioning from incarceration, obtaining all necessary documents for integrating into their community, and accessing community resources. The ultimate goal of Invictus is for our young men to successfully transition back to the community by obtaining and maintaining employment and avoiding recidivism.
Place: 17 Forest Street, Stamford, CT 06902.
Contact: Contact: Greg Brunson, Phone: (203) 295-9679. Email: GBrunson@domuskids.org Website: https://www.domuskids.org
OUTSIDE OF STAMFORD
Description: The Mayor’s Initiative for Reentry Affairs (MIRA) provides linkage to community resources and pertinent information for the empowerment of convicted persons. MIRA strives to foster a productive and supportive environment where persons convicted of offenses may thrive, prosper and contribute to the social, political, and economic development of self, family, and community. MIRA has a host of general reentry-based support for individuals in need of support that range include, but are not limited to: case management, legal services, internship and volunteer opportunities, and/or reentry mentoring support.
Place: 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Contact: Phone: 203-337-2341, Website: www.bridgeportct.gov/MIRA
Description: Proyecto Nueva Vida (PNV)is a unique collaboration among three Bridgeport agencies, CASA, Inc., OPTIMUS, Inc., and The Council’s CO-OP Center. This 13-year old collaborative provides culturally specific services to Latinos who have a criminal history, as well as substance abuse prevention needs and who have or are at risk of HIV infection. In addition, PNV holds a monthly Family Forum which provides an educational presentation for clients and their support person(s) within a meal setting. PNV Mentors also provide support services to PNV clients as well as give back to the community through educational and civic events. PNV is funded by the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and serves approximately 80 clients per year. Admission into the program is by referral.