Queens Public Library

Log Number: CAGML-247350-OMLS-20

The Queens Public Library will partner with Queens Defenders, a public defender organization, to recruit parolee participants and provide them with the information, skills, technology, and connections to resources needed to reintegrate successfully and avoid recidivism. The Immediate Access Technology Reentry Program will address parolees' unique transition from correctional facility to society during a pandemic. This program will assist 75 formerly incarcerated individuals over a two-year period. Participants will receive a smart phone, gain the experience and skills to use their phones to connect, and acquire digital skills, knowledge, and resources.