Coming Home

Recidivism literally means a falling back… Defined as: a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior …

The Osborne Association

Founded by Thomas Mott Osborne, now considered the “pioneer and prophet of prison reform,” the Osborne Association has an 83-year history of leadership in working with currently and formerly incarcerated men, women, and children and families affected by the incarceration of a loved one. The Osborne Association offers opportunities for individuals who have been in conflict with the law to transform their lives through innovative, effective, and replicable programs that serve the community by reducing crime and its human and economic costs. We offer opportunities for reform and rehabilitation through public education, advocacy, and alternatives to incarceration that respect the dignity of people and honor their capacity to change. We are known for developing effective programs that offer a broad range of treatment, education, and vocational services to more than 10,000 people each year. 

Reentry Resource Center

Reentry Resource Center is a New York-based support network and information clearinghouse on prisons, reentry, and the consequences of criminal proceedings. Reentry.net/NY is the first ever statewide clearinghouse of practical advocate materials on the civil consequences of criminal proceedings. Reentry Net/NY contains materials from dozens of contributing organizations throughout New York State. All resources have been screened, selected, and organized by experts. This site provides information and assistance with education, employment, housing, public benefits and welfare, family and reunification and much more.

Second Chance Reentry

Second Chance Reentry empowers formerly incarcerated individuals to overcome the systemic barriers of criminalization and recidivism. Second Chance is committed to providing non-judgmental services and support to individuals at any stage of reentry. To promote community safety Second chance works in accordance and in conjunction the criminal justice system, healthcare providers, community-based agencies and other like-minded non-profit organization in New York State with a focus on Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties.

The Network – Supportive Housing Network of New York

Supportive housing helps formerly incarcerated individuals reenter into society through affordable housing, employment programs, and other social services. With this assistance Supportive Housing is dramatically reducing the likelihood of people reentering jails or prisons.

Fortune Society

The Fortune Society’s vision is to foster a world where all who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated will thrive as positive, contributing members of society. Fortune Society partners with professionals with cultural backgrounds and life experiences similar to those of our clients, to ensure their success.

Core Services Group Inc., CORE

CORE is a minority-governed and operated corporation incorporated in the State of New York. The corporation was established to operate community-based reentry services facilities, day reporting centers, transitional housing, drop-in centers, to develop affordable housing and to provide treatment and rehabilitation programs under contracts with federal, state and local government agencies. CORE provides education, vocational development, housing, treatment and rehabilitation services for adults and at-risk youth.

Center for Community Alternatives

The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration.  Our mission is to promote reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services, and public policy development in pursuit of civil and human rights.

CCA serves people in trouble: youth at risk; families in crisis; people struggling to address drug and alcohol problems and HIV and AIDS; and people who have been involved in the criminal justice system who are seeking community reintegration and productive, law-abiding lives.  CCA endeavors to address these issues by emphasizing personal empowerment, self-respect, and concern for one’s community.

The Osborne Association

Founded by Thomas Mott Osborne, now considered the “pioneer and prophet of prison reform,” the Osborne Association has an 83-year history of leadership in working with currently and formerly incarcerated men, women, and children and families affected by the incarceration of a loved one. The Osborne Association offers opportunities for individuals who have been in conflict with the law to transform their lives through innovative, effective, and replicable programs that serve the community by reducing crime and its human and economic costs. We offer opportunities for reform and rehabilitation through public education, advocacy, and alternatives to incarceration that respect the dignity of people and honor their capacity to change. We are known for developing effective programs that offer a broad range of treatment, education, and vocational services to more than 10,000 people each year. 

Center for Employment Opportunities

CEO offers comprehensive employment services exclusively for people with criminal records. CEO’s model is based on a highly structured program of life skill education, short-term paid transitional employment, full-time job placement and post-placement services. This year, CEO anticipates preparing more than 4,500 people to move into mainstream employment.

CEO is committed to serving the most at-risk populations. We place an emphasis on providing services to Young Adults ages 18-25—a population who frequently has limited work experience and faces particularly strong barriers to entering the workforce.