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200 West Avenue, 2nd Floor, Rochester, NY 14611, RTS BUS # 23


Equity and Justice for All.


At JPC, we are working to create a just, nonviolent community. We support the rights of all people affected by the criminal justice system and promote changes to that system to help them achieve their fullest potential. 

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Dear community member,

You are an important member of our JPC family!  August is here and JPC’s re-entry support services are continuing.  Meetings take place over the phone and thru Zoom.  Currently, there are no face to face appointments.  You may call the office, 325-7727 between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday to learn more about our re-entry services.  Check the JPC web site for updates about our evolving pandemic operating procedures.

JPC is using the NYS Safety Plan Template to take every precaution to operate safely.  We are following all the health and safety guidelines established by NYS State and the Monroe County Health Department for re-opening a business.  

If you currently participate in services and need to drop off or pickup documents please comply with the following instructions.  When you arrive in the parking lot, 200 West Avenue, please stay in your car, call 325-7727, JPC staff will come to you at your car window.  Please wear a face mask.

Staff are assisting with the following re-entry services: 

  • Increasing employability services: rap sheets and rap sheet review and technical assistance for the collection of multiple documents needed to go with applications for certificates of rehabilitation.   We will help you understand your employment rights in NYS and prepare your application for certificate of rehabilitation or refer you to Public Defender’s Office or LawNY for sealing or litigation.  Call and ask for Annette for the details.
  • Food, shelter, housing referrals to homeless women and men and their families.  Information, support and referrals “over-the-phone”.   Information about free food distributions and food pantries is available.
  • Encouragement and support for mothers exiting any of the following: the Monroe County Jail, Albion Correctional Facility  or a federal prison. We offer weekly video conference support groups.  If you have been released, call the office to ask if you are eligible. Assistance with family reunification and obtaining safe, affordable and permanent housing.
  • Volunteer mentoring opportunities are available, meet over the phone with the JPC Mentor Coordinator to become a trained mentor.  There is a critical need for mentors to “walk with” women and men while they are incarcerated in the Monroe County Jail or State Prison and as they return to our community.  If you have questions, call 325-7727 and ask for Sue.

Best Regards,

Susan K. Porter 

What We Do


JPC provides comprehensize, evidence based re-entry services to serve clients involved in the criminal justice system. Our programs help clients navigate legal barriers, build social networks and access food and shelter so they can achieve self sufficiency.

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Legal Action Project

We work with clients to reduce and eliminate barriers to successful re-entry through advocacy, increasing employability, and/or sealing records. We can assist you with rap sheets, applying for certificates of rehabilitation, and offering referrals to LawNY and the MC Public Defenders' Office.


Food, Shelter & Housing

We provide food, shelter and housing referrals to families affected by the criminal justice system. Give us a call to help connect you with information and support.

New Journey

We offer encouragement to mothers exiting the Monroe County Jail through weekly support groups. Join New Journey today for help with housing or reunification with children and family.


Adult Mentoring

We connect clients with mentors and  offer guidance and coaching to returning citizens.
There is a critical need for mentors to walk alongside women and men affected by the criminal justice system. Learn more about volunteering.


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The JPC envisions a society with true justice and equality for all. We understand that in a just society, all institutions will be based on reconciliation and restoration,
instead of retribution and violence.

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