Reentry Simulation

The Reentry Simulation mirrors the struggles and challenges faced by individuals who are transitioning from incarceration back into society. The goal of this simulation is for participants to gain an understanding of the significant obstacles faced by men and women attempting to navigate the system upon their release from incarceration and returning home to their communities. To walk in the shoes of one who is returning home provides invaluable insight for professionals who are tasked with helping those individuals achieve a successful reentry. Over the course of about 1 and 1/2 hours, participants experience the first month of post-release life. Each participant assumes the identity of a returning citizen, and the participants then set out to navigate their new lives. To learn more about this empathy-led learning experience, receive a quote or to schedule a simulation at your school, business or organization that works with the reentry population, email us

Fletcher Boykins Residencies

M.A.D.E. increases the impact of its job-readiness and transitional services by combining these services with a housing component. Our transitional houses emphasize independence, community integration, accountability and efficient development. Individuals residing in our residence are in agreement with all rules and regulations which promotes healthy living and lifestyles. Our housing standards are in place to maintain suitable living conditions that are conducive to a life after M.A.D.E. Transitional Services training.

Thinking 4 a Change

Thinking for a Change (T4C) is the innovative, evidence-based cognitive behavioral curriculum from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). The program is designed to be provided to justice-involved adults and youth, males and females. T4C incorporates research from cognitive restructuring theory, social skills development, and the learning and use of problem-solving skills. The curriculum comprises of lessons geared towards learning effectively; cognitive self-change, and problem-solving.

Ready, Set, Work!

An evidenced-based, 20-hour curriculum developed by the Department Of Criminal Justice Services teamed with National Institute of Corrections helps returning citzens with skill building and equips them to make choices that will lead to employment, job retention, and career advancement. Along with the traditional job readiness content, the RSW curriculum also includes assessments, barriers and resources, legal Issues and financial incentives, as well as a module which focuses on the employment centers to encourage increased use of thisvaluable community resource. With the addition of the New York City OWDS team, Ready, Set, Work! will be the foundation of pathways to employment and is recognized as the gold standard in New York State probation/parole departments.

At-Risk Youth Mentoring

For adolescents, group sessions and one-on-one counseling, informal mentoring, social activities, and educational opportunities make up M.A.D.E’s at-risk youth initiatives. These activities and counseling will address anger impulses, discuss resisting temptation, teach self-negotiation skills, and communication coaching. We find success in addressing these at-risk behaviors and mindsets by pairing these individuals with mentors with whom they can relate.