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.
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.
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.
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.
809 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
175 Remsen Street, Ste 800
Brooklyn, NY 11201
388 Ann Street
Newburgh NY, 12550
Currently Being Developed:
FULTON COMMUNITY REENTRY CENTER (Working Title)
1511 Fulton Ave.
Bronx, NY 10457