Women in Prison Project
For service providers
The ReConnect program is open to adult women who have returned home from prison or jail, or adult women who participate in an alternative to incarceration program. The program takes place at the Correctional Association of New York and employs a community co-trainer model, bringing in community organizations with expertise in key reentry areas to help conduct core training sessions. The class size is small so that everyone can actively participate and participants are provided with metro cards to help them attend the sessions. Participants who complete the training cycle are awarded a certificate and modest cash gift. A successful participant is someone stable enough to be attend the training session once a week and be an active participant the training activities.
If you know of a woman who may be interested in ReConnect, please provide her with a flyer and brochure, and encourage her to fill out an application and mail it to the Correctional Association.
Download a flyer
Download a brochure
Download an application
For more information, or to obtain copies of our program brochure or flyer, please contact Andrea B. Williams, ReConnect Program Director, at (212) 254-5700, x338 or awilliams[at]correctionalassociation.org.
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