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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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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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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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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