Sep 11, 2009

Welcome, New Task Force Members

As always, the Upper Manhattan Reentry Task Force is growing and developing. This fall, we are happy to welcome aboard some new members:

Veritas Therapeutic Community is a not-for-profit, family-focused, substance abuse treatment and prevention agency in New York. Veritas
operates three residential programs with a total of 231 beds (including 30 children).

John Jay College Prisoner Reentry Institute aims to spur innovation and improve practice in the field of reentry by advancing knowledge; translating research into effective policy and service delivery; and fostering effective partnerships between criminal justice and non-criminal justice discipline.

Professor Sudhir Venkatesh is the
William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology at Columbia University in the City of New York. He is a researcher and writer on urban neighborhoods in the United States (New York, Chicago) and Paris, France. His most recent book is Gang Leader for a Day (Penguin Press) and he has ongoing research projects on immigration and settlement in the suburbs of Paris, re-entry among the formerly incarcerated in New York, and sex work in New York and Chicago.

We are excited to have these fresh voices and look forward to integrating their contributions into the ongoing work of the Task Force.