Osborne Statement on the NY State Budget: Significant Progress on Criminal Justice Reforms, but the Work Continues

Osborne Statement on the NY State Budget: Significant Progress on Criminal Justice Reforms, but the Work Continues

01 Apr 2019

The Osborne Association commends Governor Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, and Senate President and Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for passing a budget that includes criminal justice reforms that align with our vision for a more just and compassionate legal system. Osborne's decades of work inside prisons and jails and in the community show us the terrible human cost of overly punitive policies.

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Addressing the Crisis of Family Separation Here in New York

Addressing the Crisis of Family Separation Here in New York

28 Feb 2019

Assemblymembers Carmen De La Rosa and David Weprin are a member and the chair, respectively, of the New York Assembly Committee on Correction. In this Gotham Gazette op-ed, they write about the importance of supporting visiting for families members of people incarcerated in NY State prisons.

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Black History Month

Black History Month

27 Feb 2019

At Osborne, Black History Month has long been a celebration of African-American culture, achievements, progress, and an opportunity to honor and remember important people and events in African-American history.

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Osborne Center for Justice Across Generations 2019 Policy Priorities

Osborne Center for Justice Across Generations 2019 Policy Priorities

11 Feb 2019

The Osborne Center for Justice Across Generations (OCJAG), Osborne's Policy Center, has released its 2019 policy priorities. 

OCJAG's priorities fall into three categories:
1. children and families, 2. aging and parole justice, and 3. funding requests to develop or expand critical services. 

You can read and download the 2019 Policy Priorities document here. 

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Advocates Press Albany to Fix New York's Parole System

Advocates Press Albany to Fix New York's Parole System

30 Jan 2019

Yesterday, Osborne's policy center staff traveled to Albany to join a coalition organized by Release Aging People in Prison for Parole Action Advocacy Day. 

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