The Jeffrey Wood Re-Entry Center
The Jeffrey Wood Re-Entry Center offers non-residential assistance and support to meet the needs of individuals with criminal convictions and/or incarceration experience. Efforts are made to connect these individuals to key community resources and services. The program strives to reduce the state’s overreliance on incarceration and promotes equal access to legal rights and resources for all persons, regardless of conviction status.
The JWREC is available to provide the following assistance:
–Individual and group-based advocacy
–Referrals for treatment and human services
–“On Your Own” (a resource guide for individuals transitioning back into the community)
–“First Stop” Re-entry Drop-In Center at the Albany Public Library
Our office is located at 153 S. Pearl St, Second Fl, Albany, NY. Although this is our physical address mail correspondence should be sent to the Pine West Plaza Building 2, Washington Ave Extension, Albany, NY 12205.
Group Based Advocacy
This is an open group where men come to speak, listen, and snack in a safe and honest environment. It takes place every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Center for Law and Justice on 153 S. Pearl Street Albany, NY 12202.
**For more information regarding the Men’s group please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Darryl Johnson: (518) 427-8361
Note: Women’s group has been discontinued. Check back for future updates.
The New Jim Crow Book Club
Participate in the New Jim Crow Study Group every second Monday of the month. Held at 153 South Pearl Street in The Book Club, at 6:15pm.