In Newark, a Reentry model emerges.

Author:Gormsen, Lia
Position::News Briefs - Newark, New Jersey - Brief article
 
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The Manhattan Institute, a New York City think tank, featured a story on how Newark, N.J., has organized city and private organizations into a network of service providers for its returning offenders. In addition to trumped-up services, Mayor Cory A. Booker has used his power to help overturn legal barriers to ex-offender employment. Each day, dozens of inmates are seen by agencies coordinated through the Mayor's Office of Reentry and its Newark Prisoner Reentry Initiative. The city's reentry philosophy is "rapid attachment to work." Rather than focusing on job training or rehabilitation and treatment needs, the city has picked up on research that indicates that an offender's ability to quickly find employment may be the key to successful...

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