We Are People: Resources for Humanizing Language

We Are People: Resources for Humanizing Language

12 Nov 2015

“What we need is a criminal justice policy for *people* who commit crime—incarcerated *people*, *people* with felony convictions, *people* on parole, even *people* who have caused great harm and should be held meaningfully accountable. Any truly effective policy solutions will make central the humanity of everyone directly impacted by crime—including those who commit it."

 

 - Danielle Sered, Director, Common Justice, excerpted from The Marshall Project’s Inmate. Prisoner. Other. Discussed.

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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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30 Children Make a Special Trip to See Their Moms Who Are Incarcerated Upstate

30 Children Make a Special Trip to See Their Moms Who Are Incarcerated Upstate

11 Jan 2013

By Kasey Currier | Program Assistant, Children and Youth Services

The cold fall weather in New York brings with it the start of Osborne’s Family Ties Program, a program for children ages 3 months to 21 years whose mothers are incarcerated at Albion Correctional Facility (located near the Canadian border). Family Ties offers a 12-session parenting program at Albion while providing outreach, support, and service referrals to the children of the mothers in the class, and their caregivers. A special extended visit day is organized and incorporated into the mothers’ graduation day. The children embark on a two day trip including a 6 hour visit on the second day. This fall, that special visit took place on December 7th. 

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Osborne Launches FamilyWorks Harlem

Osborne Launches FamilyWorks Harlem

27 Feb 2017

On February 27, 2017, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office held a press conference to announce the investment of $58 million into organizations that support youth and families to prevent crime. In total, #InvestInYouth grants will fund 100 community organizations in East Harlem, Central/West Harlem, Washington Heights, and the Lower East Side. Osborne is pleased to be a recipient of an #InvestInYouth grant as a partnership with the Harlem Restoration Project to provide services to families affected by incarceration. Osborne Association President and CEO Elizabeth Gaynes thanked the District Attorney saying,

“The Osborne Association is honored to partner with the Harlem Restoration Project to launch FamilyWorks Harlem designed to address the most serious risks faced by children and families affected by parental incarceration. We thank District Attorney Vance for this opportunity to work in such a vibrant and resilient community.”

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Strengthening Lives and Communities Through Transformative Mentoring

Strengthening Lives and Communities Through Transformative Mentoring

15 Feb 2017

Last year, Barack Obama acknowledged mentoring's efficacy in declaring January as National Mentoring Month. Led by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with support from the Highland Street Foundation, National Mentoring Month is an opportunity to share resources and increase awareness around the importance of connecting young people to mentoring relationships. The theme, "Mentor in Real Life," highlighted the ways mentoring is critical to the development of young people. On social media, mentoring organizations and individuals shared resources and stories of mentoring success using the hashtags #MentorIRL and #NationalMentoringMonth. For this year's National Mentoring Month, MENTOR partnered with Nike to launch the EQUALITY campaign "to spread the message of equality, encourage support for the mentoring field, and inspire their customers to become mentors 'In Real Life.'"

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