Erick Rivera Carrion


Mr. Bloodworth is the current Director for Reentry for the City of Bridgeport overseeing the Mayor’s Initiative for Reentry Affairs (MIRA). Mr. Bloodworth is a native of New Haven and graduate of the University of Connecticut.  Mr. Bloodworth is a proud active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Mr. Bloodworth most

recently oversaw the allocation of $4.3 million dollars in American Rescues Act Funding for community base organizations working with the reentry population in the city of Bridgeport. He is continuing to support the 12 recipients of the funding with technical advisement He was the director of the Warren Kimbro Reentry Project 2016 to 2019 – which was the city of New Haven’s effort to provide support to incarcerated individuals returning to the greater New Haven Community up to 12 months before their release, to insure a healthy and successful re- entry to society.  The program provided support for housing and employment and coordinated other services on the behalf of the formerly incarcerated. Mr. Bloodworth also served as interim director for New Haven’s Project Fresh Start from 2018 to 2019.

Prior to that, Mr.Bloodwort served as the Information Officer for the African American Affairs Commission at the general assembly providing community outreach, community research on legislative impact of bills on the African American community, and campaign awareness forums on subjects like racial profiling, school to prison pipeline, and barriers to successful reentry from incarceration.

Mr. Bloodworth is also involved in various organizations, community service and volunteer work:

● Chair, New Haven Reentry Roundtable, 2016 to present

● Chair, Connecticut Governor’s Workforce Council Committee for Reentry DEI, 2021 to present

● First District Chair for Social Action, Omega Psi Phi, 2021 to present for all of New England

● Board Member, Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven, 2018 to 2021

● Board Member of A Better Way Foundation, 2022 to Present

● Inaugural Mentor-in-Residence for Wesleyan University’s Re-Imagining Justice Initiative, 2022

● Funding Committee Member, Social Venture Partners Race Equity Fund $800K, 2020 to 2021