FACT: Every year, about 2,000 people will leave prisons and jails and return home to our community.  The only question is: 

Will they succeed on the outside?

There is an urgent need to create a comprehensive, coordinated, and adequately funded local system of reentry that will fill gaps in service, enhance public safety, and reduce recidivism. The Reentry Association of Western NY (RAWNY) in partnership with other reentry stakeholder organizations, seeks to utilize the experience and skills of its members and Board of Directors to create a Reentry One-Stop that serves men and women returning to Monroe County from every level—local jails, state prisons, and federal detention

Image

We are excited to announce we have been awarded grant funding from Monroe County's "Bring Back Monroe" ARPA initiative, pending legislative approval.  This will enable us to open the Reentry One Stop in January 2023!  Many thanks to Sheriff Baxter, Assemblyman Bronson, Senator Cooney, Career Start, the United Way and many other stakeholders who understood the need and supported this effort to work towards a stronger, safer community for everyone.

Image
WPPB Image Addons

Prison to Promise

Join Dr. Craig Waleed for a podcast that explores strategies formerly incarcerated people use to avoid returning to prison, and what things they are doing today to create purpose-driven lives. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

'Jails to Jobs' Will Help Connect Formerly Incarcerated Individuals With Education and Opportunity

(click here)

Image
WPPB Image Addons

 

Five Easy Pieces

Five specific areas have a profound affect on someone’s ability to reenter the community and make a secure, law-abiding life for themselves...(click here)

Smart Teamwork for Safer Communities