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Harp Speaks on Re-Entry Programs for Those Previously behind Bars


By WTNH.com staff

Kicking off National Re-Entry Week in New Haven, Mayor Toni Harp spoke on Monday morning about two separate re-entry programs that will help hundreds of formerly incarcerated people who return to the city of New Haven each month.

Harp said both programs will help those who were in prison with referrals and help them find a place to live and continue their education.

“Each month, hundreds of Connecticut residents are released from prison and are often left to fend for themselves in terms of housing, employment, counseling and other assistance they might need to get back on their feet,” Harp said.

One woman’s nephew took advantage of the program and said it was a great opportunity. After his passing to gun violence, she promised herself she would continue to help others make the transformation.

“I vowed in my heart that I would continue helping other individuals that find themselves in his position to be able to complete that work with them. Just to uphold his legacy,” said Angela Russell.

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