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Second Chance Re-Entry Project

Purpose; Second Chance Re-Entry Project

Program Overview

Second Chance Re-Entry Project assists individuals who have co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders to re-engage in society and live a law-abiding lifestyle after returning from prison.


Clients Served Last Year:


Program Contact:

Lillian Bopp
Program Coordinator

Funding Generously Provided by:

Bureau of Justice Assistance U.S. Department of Justice and private donations.

Contact Information:

175 Remsen Street, 5th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 975-0180

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Program Description

The Problem:

Individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders have complex needs that when left unaddressed result in high recidivism rates.

Our Solution:

Provide clinical case management for linkages to mental health, substance abuse, and housing services as well as clinical interventions so individuals have a support system to help them achieve recovery and reduce recidivism.

How We Do it:

Prior to participants’ release, our Case Managers meet with the individual and conduct multiple assessments. Depending on their needs, Case Managers set up individualized services and ensure they have appropriate housing. On the day of release, the Case Managers assist with participants’ reentry to society and ensure they have food, clothing and other basic needs. Over the next few weeks, the Case Managers meet with participants and monitor their attendance at their community treatment programs and will work with individials for an average of nine months.

How You Can Help:

Second Chance Re-Entry seeks gently used or new adult clothing, non-perishable food, and unused toiletries. To support Second Chance Re-Entry with a gift, click here or call (516) 539-0150 x117.


The Outcomes of Second Change Re-Entry Project

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Second Chance Re-Entry aims to lower the recidivism rate by approximately 15%.

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