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Both Sides of the Bars: Criminal Justice Pioneer Retires After 34 Years

ProducerKhalil Cumberbatch
DescriptionA tireless advocate for the countless individuals, families, and communities impacted by the criminal justice system, JoAnne Page – the president and CEO of New York City-based The Fortune Society – will retire from those posts at year-end. Page led Fortune for 34 years, growing the non-profit from a staff of 20 and a budget of $700,000 to a staff of over 500 and an annual budget of more than $60 million. With that growth, she transformed the organization into one that not only provides advocacy and direct services but also housing to set people on a path toward meaningful transformation. Last year Fortune served more than 11,000 individuals with life-changing services. In this episode, Page discusses how Fortune’s innovative initiatives in New York City have become models for similar programs throughout the country. “People need hope,” she explains. “They need to see a bright future. No one should be defined by the worst thing they’ve ever done.
DateJanuary 8, 2024
CategoryNews/Public Affairs