Employment Programs

STARR Training to Work 2 Program

Project STARR (Striving To Attain Recidivism Reduction) is a community reentry program for male former offenders recently released from prison. The program focuses on employability, combined with intensive supportive and therapeutic services. STARR is funded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. (Established 2010)

Project STARR
716 Windsor Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Tel: (860) 882-1397
Deborah Rogala, Program Operations Director

Work Release Program (WRP)

Provides a transitional residence to clients released from DOC institutions on Community Release status. Clients learn about risk reduction, relapse prevention, and financial & life skills, while rejoining the workforce as part of their release stipulations. Clients pay rent and enter a savings program in order to more fully understand their responsibilities. Clients are referred by the Department of Correction Community Enforcement office after having been approved by the facility wardens. (Established 1991)

119-121 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: (860) 543-8929
Robert Rametta, Program Manager

Reentry and Employment


  • Job search and employment placement and support
  • Financial and life skills
  • Needs assessment and job readiness
  • Vocational/Educational training & placement