Our Mission

The Osborne Association offers opportunities for individuals who have been in conflict with the law to transform their lives through innovative, effective, and replicable programs that serve the community by reducing crime and its human and economic costs. We offer opportunities for reform and rehabilitation through public education, advocacy, and alternatives to incarceration that respect the dignity of people and honor their capacity to change.

About the Osborne Association

Founded by Thomas Mott Osborne, now considered the "pioneer and prophet of prison reform," the Osborne Association has an 85 + year history of leadership in working with currently and formerly incarcerated men and women, and children and families affected by the incarceration of a loved one. We are known for developing effective programs that offer a broad range of treatment, education, and vocational services to more than 12,000 people each year. As the oldest and most experienced organization in New York State serving men and women involved with the criminal justice system, Osborne operates at several sites throughout the state, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Newburgh, Rikers Island, and in 30 state correctional facilities.