Re-Entry Services and Assistance Programs

ROOTS: Re-entry Opportunities and Orientations Towards Success

ROOTS provides regular sessions and support groups to parolees being released from NYS correctional facilities and returning to their communities in the City of Albany.  These sessions offer support, hope and proven suggestions from ROOTS members on how to make a positive and sustained re-entry back into the community.  Sessions take place at Trinity Institution.

Trinity Institution
Trinity offers a variety of programs and services, located right in Albany
Services range from Youth and Family Support Services, Health and Wellness, Drug Treatment Center, Financial Management, GED Program, Emergency Food Pantry, Prevention Programs, etc.
Located at 15 Trinity Place, Albany , New York 12202
Phone: 518.449-5155

CEO - Center for Employment Opportunities For Parole
Mission Statement: Dedicated to providing immediate, effective and comprehensive employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions in New York. It helps participants regain the skills and confidence needed for a successful transition to a stable, productive life
Phone 518 426 0390
Located at 41 State St, Suite M-109, Albany NY 12207
Offers Pre-Employment Job Readiness Training, Transitional Work, Job Placement Services, and Post Placement Support.

Prisoners Legal Services
Mission Statement: “Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) is a non-profit legal services organization providing civil legal services to indigent inmates in New York State correctional facilities in cases where no other counsel is available. Since its creation by the New York State Bar Association in 1976, PLS' mission has been to provide high quality, effective legal representation and assistance to indigent prisoners, to help them to secure their civil and human rights and advocate for more humane prisons and for a more humane criminal justice system.”
Allows inmates to resolve disputes in a nonviolent way when no other counsel is available.
Location: 41 State Street, Suite M112, Albany, NY, 12207
Prisons served: Arthurkill, Bayview, Beacon, Bedford Hills, Mt. McGregor, Summit Shock, CNYPC, Coxsackie, Downstate, Eastern, Edgecombe, Fishkill, Fulton, Great Meadow, Greene, Greenhaven, Hale Creek, Hudson, Lincoln, Marcy, Midstate, Mid-Orange, Mohawk, Oneida, Otisville, Queensboro, Shawangunk, Sing Sing, Sullivan, Taconic, Ulster, Wallkill, Walsh, Washington, Woodbourne.

Center for Law and Justice
Located at Pine West Plaza, Building 2, Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12205 - (518) 427-8361
Mission Statement:  The Center promotes the empowerment of individuals and communities to change social policy with a goal of creating equal opportunities for all people without regard to economic status, race or ethnicity.  Family Justice Services- provides legal information and guidance, conflict resolution strategies, decision-making skills, and advocacy to individuals and family members who are facing crisis situations due to involvement in the criminal or juvenile justice systems.  Prevention and Empowerment Program- A collaborative crime prevention and leadership development program for young people that operates in the heart of inner city trouble spots, bringing educational, mentoring, and empowerment activities to youth and their parents or guardians.

Prison Families of New York
Specializes in the effects of NYS incarceration on prisoners' children and families and how to best encourage their success, Family Strengthening through Information, Support and Community-Building,
Prison Family and Re-entry Resource Development for Schools, Communities, Churches, Government (NY State and Federal)
Support group in Albany: Mondays 7-8:30pm at 373 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206. Contact Alison at (518) 453-6659 for more information. Free and confidential.