Who We Are

The Video Visiting Program allows families to visit with their incarcerated loved via video, similar to Skype or FaceTime. Families can visit from Osborne’s Brooklyn or Bronx locations for approximately 45 minutes. Our family-friendly video visiting rooms are designed as living room spaces (complete with toys and books) to allow families to feel comfortable and at home while visiting with their loved one.

Video visits are not meant to replace in person visits. We believe that in-person visits are critical for building and maintaining the parent-child bond, especially for young children. Video visiting is a way for children to consistently “visit” and “see” their incarcerated parents between and in addition to visits at the facility.

What We Offer

The Supportive Video Visiting Program: Available at Albion and Clinton Correctional Facility.

This program allows children to visit with their incarcerated parent housed at one of two facilities. Video Visiting Specialists will assess each family to determine whether video visiting is appropriate and to ensure that the experience is positive for the child. Video visiting staff will support the family before; during and after video visits. The following criteria must also be met:

  • The child is 21 years old or younger.
  • The child knows that his or her parent is incarcerated or the family is willing to provide an age- appropriate explanation to the child. If needed, our video visiting specialists can support families in exploring how best to have this conversation.
  • There are no orders of protection or legal reasons preventing the parent from visiting.
  • The parent meets the facility’s eligibility criteria.
  • The child can get to one of our video visiting offices.


The Family Video Visiting Program: Available at Hudson, Livingston, Gouverneur, Greene, Bare Hill, and Groveland Correctional Facilities.

This program allows for family members to visit with their incarcerated loved one housed at one of six facilities. The following criteria must be met:

  • The family member must meet the facility’s eligibility requirements
  • There are no orders of protection or legal reasons preventing the family member from visiting
  • The family member can get to one of our video visiting facilities

Contact Us

For more information on the Video Visiting Program please contact 
 

Dalia Teen
Video Visiting Coordinator
347-505-6617
dteen@osborneny.org