Highlights of Our Impact and Services

Through your generous support and the backing of our governmental and institutional funders, the Osborne Association continues to work for systemic reforms while we provide opportunities for people to reunite with their families, continue their education, connect to meaningful employment, and rebuild their lives after incarceration. 

More than 215 staff from our 4 community sites in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Newburgh work at every point of the continuum, from arrest and pre-entry, through jail and prison, to reentry, including children and families affected by crime and the criminal justice system.

Reaching more 12,000 people each year with services offered at 7 NYC jails and 30 NY State prisons, Osborne has the largest presence and longest experience combining community-based services with work inside correctional facilities of any service provider in the state.

Learn more about our Mission and History

ADOPTING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

  • Our Wellness and Prevention services assisted 2,046 people in receiving HIV & HCV prevention and intervention services, developing skills to avoid high risk behaviors, and increasing their awareness and knowledge of disease management.
  • 729 HIV tests were administered in 5 prison facilities, equipping participants with increased awareness and knowledge of health status.
  • 88% of participants placed in housing were relapse-free, complied with their treatment plans, and retained housing at one year.

 

RECONNECTING FAMILIES

  • Children made 3,369 visits through our Family Centers, which are child-friendly spaces in prison visiting rooms for parents and their children to meet, and are maintained by our FamilyWorks program.
  • 94% of parenting education participants reported improved relationship skills with their families as a result of training.
  • 349 mothers, fathers, and family members participated in parenting education in prison or jail
  • 193 Skype-like calls, connecting children to their incarcerated parent and allowing for opportunities to strengthen their relationship, were made possible through our  Video Visiting program.

 

REDUCING RELIANCE ON INCARCERATION

  • 1,346 I-CAN Participants (the Individualized Corrections Achievement Network) received discharge planning services on Rikers Island including employment readiness, life skills, substance use and mental health treatment, parenting and housing placement.
  • 226 participants received case resolutions that resulted in reduced jail/prison time through our Court Advocacy Services.
  • Osborne’s Court Advocacy Services reduced participants’ sentences by up to 1,170 years.

 

ACHIEVING ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE

  • Osborne’s Workforce Development Participants were placed in employment at an average wage of $14.28.
  • 146 OSHA 10 construction training certificates were earned by Osborne Workforce Development participants, setting them on a path to employment.
  • 84 people maintained employment with our Janitorial Maintenance Services social enterprise at a starting wage of $18 per hour.

 

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES

  • 86 young adults in the Bronx established relationships with mentors.
  • Youth advocacy efforts helped to yield legislative wins including law enforcement protocol changes to minimize the trauma experienced by children at the time of their parent’s arrest.
  • More than 30 service learning projects in the Bronx area benefitted communities and increased participants’ job readiness skills.
  • 52 young people participated in leadership development, advocacy and recreational programming.