More than 215 staff from our 3 community sites in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Newburgh work at every point of the continuum, from arrest and pre-entry, through jail and prison, to reentry, including children and families affected by crime and the criminal justice system.

In the community, Osborne offers:

  • Job Readiness & Employment Services
  • Alternatives to Detention and Incarceration
  • Healthy Parenting and Relationship Programs
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Supportive Services for People Living with Chronic Health Conditions
  • Housing Placement Services
  • Mentoring
  • Community Reentry Services
  • Case Management
  • Senior Services
  • Children, Youth and Family Services
  • Video Visiting
  • Social Enterprises in Janitorial Maintenance and Food Services
  • Computer and Hard-Skills Labs

Reaching more than 10,000 people each year with services offered at 9 NYC jails and 22 NY State prisons, Osborne has the largest presence and longest experience combining community-based services with work inside correctional facilities of any service provider in the state.

Services in NYC Jails & NYS Prisons:

  • Elder Reentry Initiative
  • Family Centers
  • Family-focused Reentry
  • Video Visiting
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention Services
  • Hospitality Centers
  • I-CAN (Individualized Corrections Achievement Network) Rikers Island Discharge Planning
  • Parenting and Healthy Relationship Courses

Our Mission and History

84 Years Strong

Osborne has an 84 year history of leadership working with currently and formerly incarcerated men, women, and children and families affected by incarceration.

Osborne works in partnership with individuals, families and communities to create opportunities for people affected by the criminal justice system to further develop their strengths and lead lives of responsibility and contribution. We design, implement and advocate for solutions that prevent and reduce the damage caused by crime and incarceration.

Thomas Mott Osborne — an industrialist and former mayor of Auburn, NY — spent a voluntary week in Auburn prison in 1913 as prisoner Tom Brown, #33,333x. He left that harrowing experience committed to the goal of turning America’s prisons from “human scrap heaps into human repair shops.” Mr. Osborne later became warden of Sing Sing prison and has been called the “pioneer and prophet of prison reform.” The Osborne Association was established in 1933 to continue his legacy after his death.

Clinical Philosophy

Our programs use evidence-based interventions, drawing upon research and evaluation that has demonstrated success with people involved in the criminal justice system, and are designed to be family-focused, supporting participants within the context of their family relationships and communities—strengthening relationships that are the bedrock of our participants’ future success.

Our Locations:


809 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455


175 Remsen Street, Ste 800
Brooklyn, NY 11201


388 Ann Street
Newburgh NY, 12550

Currently Being Developed:


1511 Fulton Ave.
Bronx, NY 10457