Senator Montgomery and Senator Roxanne J. Persaud continue their discussion on criminal justice issues, focusing on women who are incarcerated.

Senator Velmanette Montgomery

May 24, 2016

Legislative Report with Senator Persaud - 5/11/16 (FOR REVIEW)

Part 2 of Senator Montgomery's interview with Senator Roxanne J. Persaud focusing on women who are incarcerated, the issues they face in prison and the obstacles they encounter upon re-entering their communities. For more information about the organizations referenced in the discussion, please visit their websites:  New York Therapeutic Communities, Inc.’s Serendipity Programs ( and  Fortune Society (

For more information on Senator Montgomery's criminal justice legislative agenda or to request a copy of Senator Montgomery's CONNECT Guide to Criminal Justice Resources in the 25th Senate District brochure, please call 718-643-6140 or 518-455-3451.


  Senator Montgomery meets with women from New York Therapeutic Communities, Inc.’s Serendipity II Program located in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Serendipity I for men and Serendipity II for women are residential programs primarily for individuals in the criminal justice system who have a substance abuse problem requiring longer-term residential intervention. These two programs also offer treatment to former prisoners re-entering society, as well as providing an effective alternative-to-incarceration to others so that they may become productive citizens who no longer are a burden to society.

Both Serendipity programs are located in the 25th Senate District and Senator Montgomery is proud of her long-standing relationship with this outstanding organization and the quality services they provide to people in our community. For more information about programs, please visit