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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Scholastics Teaching Tough Topics Takes on Supporting Children of Incarcerated Parents in the Classroom

22 Mar 2016

“My dad calls, and we write letters back and forth, but it’s just not the same as having him here to talk to on a daily basis. In fact, I only get to travel there to see him in person twice a year. Saying goodbye is always the worst. No kid should have to do that. Parents are supposed to be with you all the time.”

 

Justin Burl, an extraordinary young man who has been a participant with Osborne’s Children and Youth Services for much of his life, shares his experience of growing up with an incarcerated parent in the February 2016 issue of Scholastic’s life skills magazine for teens, Choices.

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My Dad is in Prison: CYS Member Shares Story with Scholastic Magazine

My Dad is in Prison: CYS Member Shares Story with Scholastic Magazine

22 Mar 2016

A member of our Children and Youth Services, Justin Burl, bravely shared his experience with parental incarceration with Scholastic Choices Magazine. 

"My dad is always so happy to see my brother and me."

My Dad Is In Prison | By Justin Burl as told to Mary Kate Frank 

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Infographic of Osborne's 2015 Impact Highlights

22 Jan 2016

Through your generous support and the backing of our governmental and institutional funders, the Osborne Association continues to work for systemic reforms while we provide opportunities for people to reunite with their families, continue their education, connect to meaningful employment, and rebuild their lives after incarceration. As we continue to analyze our impact in this new year, we will update you on our newest initiatives including the redevelopment of the former Fulton Correctional Facility into a community reentry center and our Elder Reentry Initiative to provide comprehensive support for aging people as they return home from NY jails and prisons.

View and Download our 2015 Impact Highlights Infographic here.

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Advocates Succeed in Halting Harmful Changes to Visiting Standards at Rikers Island

Advocates Succeed in Halting Harmful Changes to Visiting Standards at Rikers Island

20 Jan 2016

Osborne's President and CEO, Elizabeth Gaynes testifies before the New York City Board of Correction at the October, 16 2015 hearing on  proposed revisions to minimum standards for new york city jails regarding visiting

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