This report offers ethnographic research findings on Drew House, a supportive housing pilot program in Brooklyn. Drew House offers women charged with felonies a chance to fulfill their mandates while living with their children in a supportive housing apartment. As such, it provides an innovative alternative to incarceration and allows families to remain intact. The report, written by two Columbia University professors, recommends the program be scaled up and replicated to serve more families.
To learn more about Drew House, see this 2011 profile of the program in the New York Times.
Research category: Reentry