“I-CAN is making me more driven. I want my daughter to have the things that I didn’t have growing up."

 - Corey Davis, I-CAN participant


Who We Are

I-CAN is an innovative jail-based community reentry program that is expected to reduce recidivism by 10% by focusing on people assessed to be at highest risk for re-incarceration – and to support them in achieving a successful reintegration into their families and communities.

Using an innovative data analysis tool called the Service Priority Level Instrument, which was developed by the Department of Correction (DOC) and the Vera Institute of Justice, I-CAN looks at standard administrative data associated with each individual when he or she comes into custody – such as age, charges, and prior record – to identify those who both present a high risk of recidivism and are also likely to be in custody long enough to profit from services (at least 20 days). This allows DOC and Osborne to channel re-entry services where they will be most effective.


What We Offer

For each I-CAN participant, DOC will create a menu of billable items from which Osborne may select consistent with the individual’s assessed needs and risks.

Rikers Based Services:

  • Job Readiness
  • Hard Skills Training in Construction, Plumbing, and Electrical
  • Fresh Start Culinary Training
  • Anger Management
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Healthy Parenting and Relationships
  • Financial Literacy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Creative Writing

Osborne’s Bronx and Brooklyn Based Services:

Job Readiness & Employment Services

  • Culinary Arts Internships
  • Housing Placement Services
  • Assistance with HRA application, SNAP, Birth Certificate, NYC ID, Medicaid/Health Insurance, Rental subsidy + more
  • Healthy Parenting and Relationship Programs
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Case Management
  • Linkage to Mental Health treatment
  • Medical and Dental referrals
  • TASC (GED Prep)
  • Computer Lab
  • Mentoring


Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

809 Westchester Ave.
Bronx, NY 10455

Anthony Diaz
Bronx Program Coordinator
718-707-2709 Phone
718-707-2602 Fax

175 Remsen Street, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Verdell Sims
Brooklyn Program Coordinator
718-637-6569 Phone
718-237-0686 Fax