For older adults, returning to their community after years of incarceration can be a joyous, yet stressful event. Many of ERI’s returning citizens have spent 25 years behind bars and are returning to communities now unfamiliar, and sometimes unwelcome, to them. ERI provides strengths-based, person-centered, comprehensive case management for older adults returning to NYC.
In 2015 in collaboration with the NYC Department for the Aging and colleagues in academia, corrections, gerontology, reentry and the community, Osborne launched the Elder Reentry Initiative. ERI works with incarcerated elders as they prepare to return home, connecting them to resources that meet their unique and often unmet needs. Then, upon release, case managers in the community ensure that returning citizens are well cared for in the community.
Our Case Managers assess older adults’ reentry needs and work with them to create an individualized, age-appropriate discharge and case management service plan. Upon release, each participant is escorted and supported throughout the process of securing services, and receives extensive, adaptive follow-up services. Our case managers coordinate:
To join the Elder Reentry Initiative from Sing Sing or Fishkill Correctional Facilities, you must:
To join the Elder Reentry Initiative from Rikers Island, you must:
Alternatively, if you or your participants need assistance related to aging and incarceration, please contact us.
For more information contact:
388 Ann Street 2nd Floor, Newburgh, NY 12550
Download the Elder Reentry Initiative Flyer for Providers