Reentry is truly a public safety issue. There are approximately 57,000 people in New York State prison. Each year approximately 26,000 of these men and women are released from prison and return home. Approximately 40 percent are rearrested within three years, creating a cycle of recidivism that creates more victims, more cases and more lives spent behind bars.
Upon release, the majority of these reentrants are under the supervision of the New York State Division of Parole. Manhattan has approximately 2,800 men and women under the supervision of Parole. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office sees effective reentry options and successful completion of Parole supervision as a key factor in reducing recidivism and increasing public safety. Toward this end the Office works closely with Reentry service providers, the New York State Division of Parole and other law enforcement agencies to create and implement effective Reentry Initiatives.
The office, in partnership with the Upper Manhattan Reentry Task Force, created a resource guide that lists available community and social services for reentrants and their families. Please click on the link to view Coming Home: A Resource Guide for Reentrants and Their Families.
Other DANY Reentry partnerships and initiatives include:
For more information about the Office’s Reentry initiatives, please call our Reentry hotline 212-335-9435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org