Bridgeport mayor Ganim, nonprofits hold meeting to assist people transitioning from prison back into society

The meeting comes after April was declared Second Chance Month, a White House initiative to reaffirm the importance of helping those formerly in jail or prison to reenter society.

Rob Taub

Apr 18, 2023, 9:26 PM

Updated 403 days ago

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Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and nonprofit organizations met Tuesday to discuss ways to help people who are transitioning from incarceration back into their communities.
The meeting comes after April was declared Second Chance Month, a White House initiative to reaffirm the importance of helping those formerly in jail or prison to reenter society.
City organizers told News 12 the discussion helps evaluate any problem areas in Bridgeport's reentry efforts.
"We want to check in with these folks, see how they're doing with funding, what impact it had on the community, how we can better partner, and what some of those challenges are that they've seen in helping folks from the re-entry population as well as sustainability and what we can look forward to in the future,” said Director of the Mayor’s Initiative for Reentry Affairs Earl Bloodworth.
Funding for the nonprofits' reentry efforts comes as part of the American Rescue Plan.


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