Fresh Start prides ourselves on providing help and hope.
The City of New Haven's Project Fresh Start Prison Reentry Department facilitates the coordination of community partners, state agencies and other reentry stakeholders for the purpose of creating a citywide, strategic, and systematic delivery of resources that leads to reduced recidivism, increased employment and housing opportunities, access to continued education and the long term self-sufficiency of returning citizens.
The City of New Haven's Project Fresh Start Prison Reentry Department seeks to fulfill its objectives by:
Providing information to the formerly incarcerated, organizations and groups implementing reentry initiatives.
Supporting local efforts in advancing public safety.
Implementing best practices to serve the formerly incarcerated.
Building community capacity building through grant making, technical assistance, and training.
Advocating for systemic reforms that promotes the successful reintegration of the formerly incarcerated.
Including and engaging formerly incarcerated individuals to advise the planning, implementation and delivery of transitional services.