• "The Sing Sing children’s center allows kids to interact with their daddies. They play games, color, read, and even make special projects during the holidays! My husband took Osborne’s parenting classes which helped his relationship with our babies. He has more patience, less anger, and he is the loving man he was prior to what led to his incarceration."

    - Jennifer L.

  • "After 6 months of treatment, I obtained my OSHA license, stopped smoking cigarettes, and achieved drug abstinence after being a daily user. I enrolled in culinary arts school and am employed with Osborne’s Fresh Start Catering."

    - Kim W.

  • "When I first got to Osborne, I didn’t have parental rights of my daughter. Because of the Fatherhood Initiative, three months after starting the program, the judge was able to give me back my daughter. So I have all my parental rights again and I’m doing amazing."

    - Charles K.

  • "I’ve grown mentally, physically and spiritually. I would have never thought in a million years that I would be in this position I am in now."

    - Raymonita M., now a Janitorial Maintenance Crew Chief and NYSID Joslin Award Winner, completed Osborne’s Longtermers Responsibility Project and Treatment Services program

  • "The Youth Experience Success [peer support community] provides me with a safe and loving environment and staff who go to every extent to help me reach my fullest potential.... This opportunity has given me the chance to explore possibilities and allowed me to believe that anything is possible if I set my mind to it."

    - Shiane C.

  • Our blog contains stories about individuals who have participated in programs at the Osborne Association and used that opportunity to transform their lives. Individuals in jail and prison face many challenges upon release that can include unemployment, substance reliance or lack of stable housing. These recent pieces tell the stories of individuals who succeeded in the face of these challenges:

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Osborne Center for Justice Across Generations 2019 Policy Priorities

Osborne Center for Justice Across Generations 2019 Policy Priorities

Feb 11, 2019

The Osborne Center for Justice Across Generations (OCJAG), Osborne's Policy Center, has released its 2019 policy priorities. 

OCJAG's priorities fall into three categories:
1. children and families, 2. aging and parole justice, and 3. funding requests to develop or expand critical services. 

You can read and download the 2019 Policy Priorities document here. 

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Advocates Press Albany to Fix New York's Parole System

Advocates Press Albany to Fix New York's Parole System

Jan 30, 2019

Yesterday, Osborne's policy center staff traveled to Albany to join a coalition organized by Release Aging People in Prison for Parole Action Advocacy Day. 

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N.Y. parole commissioners travel the state to conduct video hearings and rarely step inside prisons, Daily News analysis shows

N.Y. parole commissioners travel the state to conduct video hearings and rarely step inside prisons, Daily News analysis shows

Jan 20, 2019

By Stephen Rex Brown , Trevor Boyer, and Reuven Blau

It’s a traveling parole board road show — and it rarely takes place inside the walls of prison.

A Daily News investigation has uncovered a bizarre system in which parole board commissioners drive across New York State to conduct video hearings with prisoners locked up nearby.

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Governor Cuomo Grants Clemency to 29 Individuals

Governor Cuomo Grants Clemency to 29 Individuals

Dec 31, 2018

"At a time when the federal government is shut down over a demand for a wall that is designed to exclude and marginalize those who seek a better life in this country, how fitting it is that New York State is tearing down walls, and recognizing the value of individuals who have demonstrated that their past is not their future. The Osborne Association is grateful to Governor Cuomo for opening doors for those behind the walls, and holding the door open for those who want only to stay and continue to contribute to our community." – Liz Gaynes

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