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Re-entry Programs

REENTRY Beginning the Journey Home

Bethany Pignatello of Home Depot (left) conducting a mock interview during our Ready, Set, Work! Program.

Our Reentry Program helps ex-offenders find appropriate medical, mental health, housing and employment services.

Reentry Programs provides the pathway to become an independent and productive member of the community.

If you want more information about our Reentry program please email or call 518-346-1281 ext.220


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.

Through our partnerships with community resources and employers we have helped many reentering individuals find employment. 

The following community friends have helped our program tremendously by providing employment and training:

  • Schenectady College and Career Center
  • Home Depot
  • CDTA
  • Golub
  • Nationwide Maintenance
  • Clynk Recycling
  • Moonlight Horticulture
  • HW Staffing Solutions
  • Quad Graphics 
  • National Food Bank


Re-Entry Coordinator Tim Staples and CCJ staff celebrating with the graduates of a Thinking For A Change training

Training We Provide

Ready Set Work!    A 20 hour course designed to teach job readiness skills required to find and keep employment, as well as assisting with the employment search. Participants also receive assistance with creating resumes and developing interview skills.

Thinking for a Change  T4C is designed to help people with significant barriers to employment. T4C helps ex-offenders analyze their thinking processes, understand what they are feeling, and find new ways of solving problems when they find themselves in difficult situations.

MRT  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.