A Special Message from Carolina Cordero Dyer

A Special Message from Carolina Cordero Dyer

19 Sep 2018

I am writing to let you know that I am stepping away from my role as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Osborne Association at the end of next month. It has been a difficult decision, but one that I believe is right for me, my wife, and my two wonderful high-school-aged children who just began at their new school in Syracuse a few weeks ago.
 

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Statement from the Osborne Association on the Nationwide Prison Strike

Statement from the Osborne Association on the Nationwide Prison Strike

09 Sep 2018

Today, on the anniversary of the 1971 Attica prison uprising, people in prison across 17 states end a three-week prison strike. At the start, organizers released a list of 10 demands that include immediately improving working and living conditions in prison, rescinding the Prison Litigation Reform Act (a cynical "reform" that severely restricts the rights of incarcerated people to mount legal challenges), restoring voting rights to all confined citizens, ending death by incarceration, and providing rehabilitation services for all people in prison, including those convicted of violent crimes. 

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Arzu Yetim Gives Back

Arzu Yetim Gives Back

24 Jul 2018

In 2016, after five years in New York State prison, Arzu Yetim was in a work-release program at Edgecombe Correctional Facility in Upper Manhattan. She was committed to returning and staying home and knew she needed to find a job to do that. Arzu enrolled in Osborne’s job training program and was an eager and focused participant from her first day.  

“The first thing she said to me was, 'I want to be a flagger,'" said program coordinator Jenny Santiago. Arzu says she had been interested in construction flagging since she was a child. “When I was little, I remember driving by the guys out there and telling my dad I wanted to do that someday.” Though Osborne didn’t offer flagger certification at the time, Jenny arranged funding to allow Arzu to complete a flagging certification course.

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Osborne Welcomes Two New Board Members

Osborne Welcomes Two New Board Members

11 Jul 2018

The Osborne Association– a New York-based policy advocacy and direct-service organization dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system – welcomed 20-year New York Times reporter Esther Fein and L+M Development Partners Vice President of Community Affairs Yasmin Cornelius to its Board of Directors this month. Both new members share a deep-seated commitment to enacting meaningful and humane criminal justice reform and offer the organization extensive experience in public service, community development and media relations to further Osborne’s mission. 

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Osborne hosts NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer for Bail Roundtable

Osborne hosts NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer for Bail Roundtable

28 Jun 2018

More than one hundred Osborne participants and staff filled our cafeteria in mid-June for a roundtable discussion with NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer about his call to eliminate commercial bail-bonds. 

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