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Tuesday, September 26, 2017





Christian Morris Named 
Family ReEntry Board Chair



Bridgeport, CT — (September 25, 2017) — The Board of Directors of Family ReEntry, a nonprofit leader that assists families affected by the criminal justice system, today announced the unanimous election of Christian Morris as its new Board Chairperson.
Morris takes over at a critical juncture for the region’s leading reentry service organization as it seeks to expand its programs, frequency of counseling services, and increase its advocacy efforts – all in the midst of state budget delays and inconsistencies.
“It’s an honor to be elected and I’m dedicated to the success of this organization,” Morris said. “Our goal is to continue to support all of the members of society and their families through services that restore dignity and renew families that have been impacted by incarceration and the justice system.”
Morris moves into the leadership position from his already established position as a member of the Family ReEntry Board of Directors. Family ReEntry gains Morris’ skills and knowledge of healthcare, technology and financial management.
Jeff Grant, Executive Director of Family ReEntry, said, “We are very excited to have Christian help to guide the future of Family ReEntry. His business experience and passion for our mission will be a major factor in our growth and success.”
Currently, Morris, a resident of Fairfield, CT, is the Director or Sales and Marketing for Greenwich-based AdminaHealth LLC, a healthcare technology company specializing in vendor and claims administration for self-funded healthcare plans.
Prior to his position with AdminaHealth, Morris co-founded SmartPath Labs, a technology and business advisory firm focused on new market adoption and strategic partnerships for emerging technology companies. His background also includes his role as Executive Vice President of CometaWorks, a technology solutions company.
About Family ReEntry:
Family ReEntry’s (FRE) mission is to develop, implement, and share sustainable, cost-effective solutions for the unprecedented numbers of people involved in the criminal justice system, which empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities. Family ReEntry SM began in 1984, as a reentry support group for men at the Isaiah House in Bridgeport and has since grown to include intervention, reentry, and family and children programs. Over the past thirty-two years, effective community-based programs developed by Family ReEntry, have significantly reduced the likelihood that clients will re-offend, be re-arrested, or be re-incarcerated. Our programs comprise three integrated sectors: Prevention, Intervention, and Reentry, providing a spectrum of services designed to help break the cycle of incarceration. FRE addresses the specific needs of each client and their families through individualized case management and support services. It works to create a positive social network for each client, towards helping to make their transition from prison back into the community a successful one and helping them towards a road of self-sufficiency, while strengthening their families and the community. FRE’s programs include: Domestic Violence Treatment and Education, Community Reentry, Mentoring Programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs.
Family ReEntry was incorporated in 1984 as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in the State of Connecticut. It has an active and engaged Board of committed trustees with diverse backgrounds and relevant expertise.
Family ReEntry’s programs operate in strategic locations that encompass eight municipal regions and judicial geographic areas, two parole districts and five prisons.  Approximately, sixty-percent of those we serve are from greater Bridgeport – Connecticut’s largest city.  Offices are located in Bridgeport, Norwalk and New Haven.  Programs are also located in Stamford, Waterbury, New London and Norwich.
 
 
 

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