Re-entry Programs

Next Job Training Course Starts February 2017

Thinking for Change Training Starts February 27, 2017

The T4C program has three main components: Cognitive Self Change (what we say to ourselves inside our head and how to control our thinking and feelings), Social Skills (skills we use to deal with situations involving other people) and Problem Solving (a skill for dealing with difficult situations). The program has three main components: Cognitive Self Change (what we say to ourselves inside our head and how to control our thinking and feelings), Social Skills (skills we use to deal with situations involving other people) and Problem Solving (a skill for dealing with difficult situations). 

Call 518-346-1281 ext 22 or email info@theccj.org for details

 

Our Reentry Program helps ex-offenders return to society, assisting them with finding appropriate medical, mental health, housing and employment services. Reentry Programs provides you with an opportunity to become an independent and productive member of the community. If you want more information about our Reentry program please email info@theccj.org or call 518-346-1281 ext.22. 

Job Skills Training: Unemployment is often the critical issue facing returning offenders, and the key to understanding why recidivism rates are too high. Thanks to a generous grant by United Way we launched a job skills training program on October 1, 2014 dedicated to bridging this employment gap. Our Job Skills Training will consist of two proven courses targeted to the reentering population - Ready, Set, Work! and Thinking for a Change.  

Ready Set Work! is a 20 hour course designed to prepare the ex-offender to find and keep employment by teaching job readiness skills and assisting with the employment search. Participants receive assistance with resumes, developing interview skills and finding full or part time employment.

Thinking for a Change: Thinking for a Change  (T4C) is a 13 week, sessions that meet twice a week on a ongoing enrollment designed to help the ex-offender analyze their thinking processes, understand what they are feeling, and find new ways of solving problems. These new skills will help the ex-offender respond differently when they find themselves in difficult situations.  T4C has many of the job skills components of Ready, Set, Work! – but is designed to help returning offenders with significant barriers to employment.

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Moral Reconation Therapy: is a program for those who may not feel ready for the Thinking for a Change program. MRT (trademark) is a systematic treatment strategy that seeks to decrease recidivism among juvenile and adult criminal offenders by increasing moral reasoning. Its cognitive-behavioral approach combines elements from a variety of psychological traditions to progressively address ego and positively impact social moral behavioral growth.

Check out the Community Computer Lab

This resource is available for those looking to create and print resumes, do a job search on-line or even just check email.

For more information please email info@theccj.org or call 518-346-1281 ext.22. 

Re-Entry Opportunities and Orientations Toward Success (ROOTS) program is a partnership with re-entry task forces in Albany, Rensselear, and Schenectady counties, and has also become a viable part of New York State Parole because of its focus on parolee accountability. ROOTS mentors assist formerly incarcerated individuals in the difficult process of re-entering their family’s lives and integrating into their communities in a positive way. ROOTS has also initiated programs that engage children of incarcerated parents; establish fatherhood support and mentoring.

For more information on ROOTS please click here.