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Reentry & Support Services


A Better Way Foundation Connecticut  – Advocates for criminal justice reform.

Community Partners in Action (CPA) - Offers a continuum of services to support individuals involved in the criminal justice system, including employment, housing, arts and other programs.

Community Solutions (CSI) – Offers several housing options for ex-offenders.

Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles - Learn about the process and the schedule of hearing dates. 

Connecticut Innocence Project - Provides services to those wrongly accused.

Connecticut Pardon Team - A non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and tools to help change lives.  They travel around the state, including regular bi-monthly visits to Hartford Public Library, to explain the pardon process.  

CTWorks@HPL Job & Career Center – Staff specially devoted to the specific needs of former offenders is provided.  These services include finding and retaining employment, and obtaining assistance with parole, probation, halfway houses, and transitional facilities.  The center also offers access to 14 computers, career counselors, resume development, job leads, job recruitments, online job application assistance, brief computer guidance, and referrals to job training.  CRT@HPL is centrally located in the Downtown branch of Hartford Public Library.

Families in Crisis - Dedicated to meeting the critical needs of offenders and their families by offering mentoring and family support sessions.

Goodworks, Inc. - Provides mentoring to women involved in the criminal justice system.

H.I.R.E. Network - The National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment is a clearinghouse for information and assistance. 

Nutmeg Big Brothers, Big Sisters – Offers Amachi, a special program for children of incarcerated parents.


Revised April 2014