Former Emerging Leader Fellow Diojnee Talley spoke to NHPR about a new guaranteed income program the City of New Haven is sponsoring for formerly incarcerated individuals reentering the community.
Twenty formerly incarcerated individuals from New Haven are participating in a guaranteed income pilot program that aims to cut high reincarceration rates.
They will receive a prepaid visa loaded with $500 a month for the next year. They will also receive a city issued ID card, called an Elm City Resident Card.
The 20 recipients are aged between 25-55 and were released from prison in the last year.
The project is sponsored by the city of New Haven, 4-CT and Project M.O.R.E.