The Boston Release Network was established by a dedicated group of volunteers to help re-emerging citizens reintegrate into the population after their incarceration. The programs offered through BRN help ensure that these individuals can maintain their commitments within and to the legal system and navigate programs to assist their transition back into society.
Many people who have been incarcerated have had a challenging experience finding assistance to find the correct path leading back into becoming law-abiding citizens. BRN is dedicated to assisting these individuals into the successful integration back into the community.
Since 2012, the Boston Release Network (BRN) has been dedicated to the successful reintegration into the community of released persons.
Our goals are simply to:
- have no more victims; and
- give our clients the support and the tools necessary for a meaningful transition.
BRN is an essential resource to re-emerging citizens providing valuable information on housing, employment, government assistance programs, and how to comply with statutory mandates of their probation and registration laws.
We have found that once individuals are released and given appropriate guidance and resources, they can find success and regain a role in society. BRN has enjoyed extraordinary success in that less than 2% of the more than 200 people we have assisted since our founding has been charged with a new offense. This is no accident as statistics have shown that recidivism is reduced when there is a hands-on approach, and peer support offered to individuals. BRN has provided services that have been key to successful transitions that give people hope at an improved future and life.