Ben Harker, Coordinator of Reentry Services at Rikers Island
Ben joined GOSO in June 2019 as the Coordinator of Reentry Services at Rikers Island. He works closely with both current and potential new GOSO participants, providing on-site outreach and support services within city detention facilities. He helps to manage all data related to reentry participants, and communicates directly with participants’ attorneys to provide court advocacy whenever possible. Ben holds a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science from Middlebury College, and is currently pursuing his MPA at Baruch College’s Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.