Keeping our community safe: Covid-19 Updates

Osborne's offices are currently closed to the public. We continue to provide services to as many of our participants as possible through the use of technology and other safe practices. You can learn more about how to access or refer services here, or download our flyer "Osborne Programs Accepting Referrals." You may also call our information line at 718-707-2798.

We are updating this page with news and information as it becomes available.

Critical announcements and calls to action: 

  • New York State has extended their supsension of in-person visiting at state prisons through June 1: "In order to continue to appropriately manage this public health crisis, it is necessary for [DOCCS] to extend the suspension of all visitation, including the Family Reunion Program, through June 1, 2020." Read More.

  • New York State has suspended all in-person reporting visits for people on parole. Read more.

  • New York City has suspended visits to city jails. Read more
     
  • Osborne's video visiting program is suspended. We are working to restore video visiting as soon as possible.
     
  • All New Yorkers applying for or already receiving public benefits like food stamps, cash assistance, and rent payments will no longer have to seek help in person for any reason. All services will be available over the phone or online at nyc.gov/accesshra.
     

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As of April 30, we are no longer updating the news headline section, below. Timely news about Covid-19 in prisons, jails, and reentry is available at the The Marshall Project and The Appeal.

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