David Simon on Mass Incarceration and Real-life Inspiration for The Wire at Lighting the Way 2016

David Simon on Mass Incarceration and Real-life Inspiration for The Wire at Lighting the Way 2016

27 May 2016

The Osborne Association was fortunate to have Special Guest David Simon, journalist, author, and television producer speak at our 2016 Lighting the Way annual fundraising breakfast. After receiving the Thomas Mott Osborne Spirit Medal, his speech addressed the crisis of mass incarceration and closed with a story about the life of Donnie Andrews, the real-life inspiration for his character Omar on The Wire.

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The Alternatives to Incarceration/Reentry Coalition to launch the Blueprint for Criminal Justice Reform

The Alternatives to Incarceration/Reentry Coalition to launch the Blueprint for Criminal Justice Reform

25 May 2016

REDUCE CRIME, REBUILD LIVES, MAKE NYC SAFER & SAVE TAX DOLLARS THROUGH ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION & REENTRY PROGRAMS

  • The Alternatives to Incarceration/Reentry Coalition is joined by NYC elected officials at City Hall rally to launch the Blueprint for Criminal Justice Reform and call for increased funding for proven-effective programs

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The Long Journey to Albion: My experience accompanying kids to visit their incarcerated mothers

The Long Journey to Albion: My experience accompanying kids to visit their incarcerated mothers

20 May 2016

Twice a year, the Osborne Association’s Family Ties program facilitates a visit to Albion Correctional Facility for children to visit their incarcerated mothers. Previous accounts of the visit describe the day to day events of the trip. For the recent April visit, our Communications Assistant Melissa Tanis volunteered to be a chaperone on the trip. She offered her insights about how the trip felt for her and the kids she was supporting.

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Osborne Launches Center for Justice and Policy and Practice

18 Apr 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

New York, NY, April 18, 2016 A decade after launching a groundbreaking initiative to promote the wellbeing of children affected by arrest and incarceration, the Osborne Association now takes a big step forward in our mission to reduce reliance on incarceration and its human and economic costs, with the launch of the Osborne Center for Justice Policy and Practice (OCJPP).

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Youth Action Council Advocates for Proximity Legislation in Albany

Youth Action Council Advocates for Proximity Legislation in Albany

18 Apr 2016

“I have the right to speak with, see, and touch my parent.”

The Children of Incarcerated Parent’s Bill of Rights includes as Right #5

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