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 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 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.