V.I.T.A.L. Resources for Youth Exiting Correctional Settings
Get Help! Know Your Rights!
On this page you will find multiple links for youth who are exiting correctional facilities and reentry. Links include finding resources, retrieving multiple forms of identification after incarceration, homelessness resources, and credible agencies that can help.
Article on reentry services: It is important to familiarize yourself with programs and services when leaving a correctional setting. Know that you are not alone! Below is an article that addresses reentry during covid19: COVID presents fresh challenges for prisoners re-entering society, but also new opportunities
Resources on Youth retrieving ID, Social security card, birth certificate, low cost or free housing, guardianship, child custody, pardons, voting rights for convicted felons, inmate trust fund and more.
Hartford Office: 2074 Park Street, Hartford, CT 06106, 860-570-5327
Bridgeport Office: 211 State Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604, (203) 335-0719
The CCA combines three advocacy strategies – individual legal representation; legal rights training for youth, parents and professionals; and advocacy for system reforms. Center for Children’s Advocacy is open, providing legal representation for at-risk children and youth. Do you need help?
Education, special education, distance learning, access to healthcare, public benefits, utilities, housing, DCF, immigration, teen homelessness, rights of children with disabilities, conditions of confinement, reentry from detention or incarceration.
Community Re-Entry Assistance for Hartford Area and New Britain Youth
The Center is working with local and community partners to identify and assist youth up to the age of 24 returning to the community from confinement. CCA attorneys help youth understand their record and the collateral consequences it may carry, provide help to erase or expunge records, help youth get back into school, get a birth certificate, Driver’s License or ID, re-enter DCF care, access benefits, and secure a job or vocational license. See the link below for other links to services and some ideas!
Attorney Marisa Halm
Office: 860-570-5327 x228
Attorney Adam Yagaloff
Office: 860-570-5327 x260
The Urban League of Hartford 860-529-0147 x 161
140 Woodland Street , Hartford, CT06105
Urban Youth Reentry Program- For youth Aged 18 to 24, who no longer attend high school, and are formally involved in the Justice System:
- Earn College Credit- from local Community Colleges
- Career Planning- Assessments
- Job Placement- Assistance
- Professional Certification- License
- Life Skills- Training in leadership Finance and Communication
- Personal Assistance- Transportation, Clothing, Daycare, etc.
Contact: Advocate Counselor- Jaquuan Samuals- Jsamuels@ULGH.org
The Workforce Alliance
Main Office: 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd, New Haven
Ex-offenders Re-entry program: Recovery Works
- Next Steps turns ex-offenders into job seekers with life skills, job training and workplace-readiness.
- We work with the police, the courts, probation and parole services and community organizations to provide a program that increases the odds of success.
Senior Job Seeker Consultant: Glenn Young, 203-624-1493 x 212 or email@example.com
Recovery Works Coordinator: Allyson Quinn, 203-624-1493 x 220 or cell: 203-402-8456 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Coordinator Freeman Holloway, 203-624-1493 x 260 or email@example.com