NYS PRISON RESOURCES

New York: Prison Resources

July 20, 2010

Children of Promise, NYC
600 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Phone: (718) 483-9290
Email: djones@cpnyc.org or scontent@cpnyc.org
Website: www.cpnyc.org

  • Children of Promise, NYC (CPNYC) is committed to embracing and empowering children of incarcerated parents to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal system. CPNYC’s mission is to provide children of prisoners with the guidance, support and the opportunities necessary to effectively develop leadership skills, form positive social relationships and enhance academic performance. Implementing the principles and best practices of youth development, this innovative after-school program infuses a mental health model.

Family Connections
137 First Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: (845) 358-2702
Email: info@rocklandparentchild.org
Website: www.rocklandparentchild.org

  • Family Connections is a full service re-entry support program for families impacted by the incarceration of a parent and includes parenting support groups in our local county correctional facility, case management, advocacy, children’s support and enrichment groups and a parent-child visitation services.Family Connections is a program of the Rockland Parent-Child Center, a community-based non-profit dedicated to fostering the richest possible relationships between parents and their children from infancy through adolescence.

Fathers Count/Re-Entry Plus
One Gateway Plaza, 4th Floor
Port Chester, NY 10573
Phone: (914) 937-2320
Website: file://dcfas01/dcdata/Group/US%20PROGRAMS/State%20Prisoner%20Resources/www.fsw.org
Secondary Office:20 South Broadway, 3rd Floor Yonkers, NY 10701

  • Providing Employment Skills and Parenting Skills to fathers ages 18 and older who are or were involved in the Criminal Justice System.

FREE! (formerly Prison Families Community Forum)
29-76 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 706-0195
Email: founderpfcf@yahoo.com
Website: www.freefamilies.us

  • FREE! Families Rally for Emancipation and Empowerment is a women-led, grassroots collective of people with incarcerated loved ones, mobilizing ourselves to develop and empower one another, impact public policy and fight for social justice.

Osborne Association
809 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: (718) 707-2684
Email: kimora@osborneny.org
Website: www.osborneny.org

  • We provide a broad range of treatment, education, and vocational services to currently or formerly incarcerated individuals, their children and other family members.

Prison Families of New York, Inc.
40 North Main Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 453-6659
Email: alison.coleman@rcda.org
Website: www.prisonfamiliesofnewyork.org

  • We “teach prison” to families; train those who work with children and families of prisoners; work onNew York State policy development and advocacy; hold support groups; have ainteractive website.

Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities
123 William Street, 16th floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (646) 260-6575
Email: mdougherty@rippd.org
Website: www.rippd.org

  • RIPPD is a grassroots, social justice organization made up of currently and formerly incarcerated people with psychiatric disabilities and their family members.We are actively working toward the implementation of Pre and Post-Booking Jail Diversion.This includes Alternative to Incarceration programs and the existence of Community Intervention Teams within police precincts.

ACCESS/Argus Community, Inc.
760 East 160th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
Phone: (718) 401-5700 
ACCESS Program Information: (718) 401-5734
Hours of Operation: 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday
Email: jschiller@arguscommunity.org
Website: www.arguscommunity.org

  • ACCESS/Argus Community, Inc. provides intensive case management for HIV+ people, including former inmates and their families with or without Medicaid. Services include case management, home visits, 24-hour availability, crisis intervention and short term counseling, and advocacy. The ACCESS program has a clinical case manager on staff who provides appropriate health referrals and conducts follow-up appointments/visits with individual clients.

The Fortune Society
29-76 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (212) 691-7554
Website: www.fortunesociety.org

  • The Fortune Society is a not-for-profit, community-based organization dedicated to supporting successful re-entry and promoting alternatives to incarceration. Founded in 1967, Fortune now serves approximately 3,500 men and women with criminal records each year through a strategic blend of culturally-competent services and pro-social mentoring. Direct services include counseling, housing, education, career development, substance abuse treatment, HIV-related health services, and lifetime aftercare, among many others. Approximately 80% of Fortune staff are persons of color and 70% are formerly incarcerated and/or have battled substance abuse problems. Fortune actively recruits staff with these life experiences to make clients feel more comfortable sharing their own experiences in a culturally-sensitive environment with people they can relate to and emulate. All services are free.

Attica Legal Aid, Wyoming County
14 Main Street
Attica, NY 14011
Phone: (585) 591-1600
Contact: Norm P. Effman
Email: attlegal@iinc.com

  • Attica Legal Aid is comprised of the County Public Defender’s Office and the Legal Aid Society. Both units respond to all inquiries for legal services concerning state prisons in their jurisdiction (no federal cases). Attica Legal Aid will work with state prisoners who are challenging administrative decisions regarding the Department of Corrections. They also serve as a general source of information for all inmates on a wide range of legal topics.

Civil Rights Clinic
Contact: Claudia Angelos
N.Y.U. Clinical Law Center
161 Avenue of the Americas, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013-1205
Phone: (212) 998-6430

  • In conjunction with a law school program, students handle an extremely limited number of civil rights cases for female prisoners and detainees in New York State. All requests for assistance from inmates and their families must be sent via mail (no phone calls).

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York
Central Intake Unit
114 Prospect Street, Suite 307
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 273-2283

  • Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) is a civil legal services program for incarcerated felons in New York State prisons with regional offices in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca and Plattsburgh. PLS handles cases involving mental health and medical care, prison disciplinary matters, excessive use of force, conditions of confinement, sentence calculation and jail time credit. PLS advocates engage in administrative advocacy, provide representation in individual lawsuits and impact litigation, and make available forms and background materials to prisoners. Decisions to provide legal counsel are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Prisoners’ Rights Project – Legal Aid Society
Headquarters
199 Water Street
New York, NY 10038
Phone:  (212) 577-3300        
Fax: (212) 509-8761
Website: www.legal-aid.org

  • The Prisoners’ Rights Project (PRP) assists prisoners in the New York City jails and New York State prisons with respect to the conditions of confinement. Most of PRP’s work consists of class action lawsuits designed to stop unlawful practices and improve conditions with respect to matters such as medical and mental health care, staff violence, dangerous or unsanitary physical conditions, and denial of education to young people. PRP generally does not represent individual prisoners in lawsuits seeking damages or other relief affecting only themselves. However, PRP does try to help prisoners individually by contacting prison and jail officials about problems involving access to medical care, threats to safety, and access to essential programs and services, among others. PRP also provides prisoners with informational materials on their legal rights, including how to bring their own lawsuits in federal and state courts.
  • For list of full locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island go to: http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/findus/locations.aspx

USAAdvocate
918 East Morris Avenue, Suite 5J
New York, NY  10451-3475
Phone: (646) 712-8723
Email: USAAdvocateNL@aol.com

  • Advocacy – Legal Assistance, Basics – Help with Identification, Basics – Public Benefits, Children/Youth Assistance-the Invisible Victims, Counseling, Counseling – Family Services, Counseling – Mediation Services, Counseling – Parenting Classes,Department of Corrections, Facilitator, Facility Based (Inside) Reentry Program, Family Restoration,Juvenile Resources for probation clients, Mentor – CRJMA, Mentor – Prison Fellowship, Mentoring, Ministry Development,Parole/Probation Resources, Restorative Justice Family Circles, Spec Services – Developmentally Disabled, Spec Services – Senior Citizen, Volunteer

Faith, Hope, Charity Ministries Intl., Inc.
P.O. Box 123
Hyde Park, NY  12538
Email: ministerjohnson@optonline.net
Website: www.fhcintl.org

  • Basics – Clothing, Children/Youth Assistance-the Invisible Victims, Counseling,Department of Corrections, Education – Tutoring,Juvenile Community Supervision,Juvenile Resources for probation clients, Men’s Support Group, Ministry Development

GTB SPEAKS
1200 William Street
Buffalo, NY  14206
Phone: (716) 852-0346
Website: www.gtbspeaks.com

  • Advocacy, Counseling, Facilitator, Mentor – Adult Females, Mentor – Adult Males, Mentor – CRJMA, Mentor – Juvenile Females, Mentor – Juvenile Males, Mentor – Prison Fellowship, Mentoring, Ministry Development, Nurturing church w/Recovery Groups,Parole/Probation Resources, ReEntry Help Center, Restorative Justice – P.A.C.T., Restorative Justice Community, Restorative Justice Family Circles, Restorative Justice with Crime Victims,Spec Services – Ex-offender

Community Project for Reintegration
166 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY  11201
Phone: (718) 422-2864

  • Advocacy – Legal Assistance

Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families
1968 Second Avenue 
New York, NY  10029
Phone: (212)410-4200
Website: http://www.egscf.org

  • A progam designed for incarcerated mothers whose children live in the five boroughs of New York and are not in foster care, but care ready to be returned to the mother’s custody. Spanish also spoken.

Exponents, Inc. Case Management Connection
151 West 26th Street
New York, NY  10001
Phone: (212)243-3434
Website: http://www.exponents.org

  • Exponents is a 501(c)3 minority-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals affected by drug addiction, incarceration, and HIV/AIDS. Serving clients from the entire New York City area, Exponents’ programs assist individuals and their families through difficult transitions – from addiction to recovery, from incarceration to civilian life, and from welfare to work. Spanish also spoken

Developing Justice
621 DeGraw Street
Brooklyn, NY  11217
Phone: (718) 237-2017
Fax: (718) 237- 5366
Email: fac@fifthave.org
Website: www.fifthave.org

  • The mission of Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) is to advance social and economic justice in South Brooklyn principally by developing and managing affordable housing and community facilities, creating economic opportunities, organizing residents and workers, providing student-centered adult education opportunities, and combating displacement caused by gentrification.
  • Developing Justice provides walk-in support to individuals on parole, probation, or who have a pending criminal case, and also provides services to those who are presently incarcerated but nearing release and organizes regular Community Justice Workshops on a range of topics aimed at family members with loved ones in prison. Our overarching mission is to empower individuals as they re-integrate into the community and their family members by assisting with some of their most basic needs: meaningful and permanent employment, education and skills development, affordable housing and knowledge of one’s rights.

Legal Action Center
225 Varick Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY  10014
Phone: (212) 243-1313
Website: http://www.lac.org

  • The Legal Action Center assists qualified people with criminal records in fighting discrimination and obtaining employment and services needed to re-enter society successfully.

New Hope Christian Fellowship
4615 Church Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11203
Phone: (718) 469-8900
Email: jrapley25@aol.com

  • Services for people who have been formally incarcerated. Male and female regardless of crime committed. This includes case management, referrals, and job readiness workshops.

Project Greenhope – Halfway House
448 East 119th Street
New York, NY  10031
Phone: (212)369-5100
Website: http://wwwprojectgreenhope.org

  • A halfway house women offenders, serving both parolees and women referred by the courts. Services include counseling, life skills training, vocational and educational training, and job, housing referrals.

The Door – A Center of Alternatives
555 Broome Street
New York, NY  10013
Phone: (212)941-9090

  • The Door’s mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. Each year over 8,000 young people, most referred by their peers, come to The Door for primary health care, prenatal care and health education, mental health counseling, legal services, GED, ESL, tutoring and homework help, college preparation and computer classes, career development services and training, job placement, daily meals, arts, sports and recreational activities. The only criterion for Door membership is age (12-21). Of the 8,000 current members, the majority are between 17 and 20 years of age, with the average being 18. Most are African-American or Hispanic; a growing number are immigrants from China.

Wings for Youth, Inc.
358 Kosciuskzo Street
Brooklyn, NY  11221
Phone: (917) 662-6405
Email: wingsforyouth@verizon.net

  • CBO servicing at risk male, minority adolescents and youth, 12-24 years old in Brooklyn. Prison Prevention Program, School Based Intensive Case Management Program, Workforce Development Program. Mentoring, counseling, referrals, tutoring, crisis intervention, home visits, recreational activities, groups.

List of New York Higher Education based reentry initiatives
Website: http://www.collegeinitiative.org/ci/reentry_resources/reentry_organizati…

Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Grant
Phone: (518) 485-5307
Contact: David Aziz

  • The New York State Department of Correctional Services will work with the Division of Criminal Justice Services, the State Division of Parole, the State Office of Mental Health, the New York City Mayor’s Office, and the Center for Court Innovation to establish the Harlem Accountability and Reentry Project (HARP). HARP will provide reintegration services and enhance supervision to high-risk parolees ages 17-35 released from Department of Correctional Services’ facilities who were either convicted of a violent felony offense or are repeat felons. The HARP project will serve 100-150 parolees annually who reside within the 23rd, 25th, 28th, and 32nd precincts of Manhattan. Approximately 60 days prior to release, eligible male inmates will be transferred to Sing Sing Correctional Facility, while female inmates will be transferred to a comparable downstate location convenient to Harlem. Prior to release from custody, HARP case managers, in partnership with the assigned parole team, will assess program participants and develop individualized reentry plans. On the day of release, HARP participants will appear before the Harlem Reentry Court to formally adopt the reentry plans. Participants will be required to remain in the program for at least 1 year, during which time they will receive comprehensive services and be closely monitored for compliance with their court orders. An array of sanctions and incentives will be used to respond to participants’ infractions and achievements.

Phone: (518) 474-7886
Contact: Sylvia Rowlands

  • The New York State Office of Children and Family Services will target annually 60 male juvenile offenders who are released to the New York City Boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. Through the Back to Your Future Project, the office will partner with various service agencies to address the challenges of recidivism, substance abuse, and physical and mental health issues and to support workforce participation, housing, family reunification, faith-based issues, and mentoring.

New York State Department of Labor
State Campus, Building 12 
Albany, NY 12240 
Phone: (518) 457-2741 
Fax: (518) 457-6908 
Website: www.labor.state.ny.us/ 

  • Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.

Federal Bonding Program
New York State Department of Labor 
Room 421 
State Office Building Campus, Building 12 
Albany, NY 12240 
Phone: (518) 485-2151 
Fax: (518) 457-2625 

  • The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.

Criminal Record Repository
Record Review Unit 
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services 
4 Tower Place 
Albany, NY 12203 
Phone: (518) 457-6051 
Fax: (518) 457-6550 

  • This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.

Office of the Attorney General 
New York Department of Law – The Capitol 
Room 220 
Albany, NY 12224 
Phone: (518) 474-7330 
Website: www.oag.state.ny.us 

Division of Correctional Industries/Corcraft
Corcraft 
555 Broadway 
Albany, NY 12204 
Phone: (518) 436-6321 
Fax: (518) 436-6007
Website: www.corcraft.org 

  • Corcraft employs approximately 2,500 inmates in real work situations producing goods and services. Many products are manufactured to be sold back to the Department of Correctional Services. Other customers include state agencies and local governments. Corcraft attempts to replicate working conditions in the outside working world through such mechanisms as punching in and having inmates work seven hours per day, five days per week, with the occasional authorization of overtime to meet deadlines. Products manufactured include seating, janitorial and maintenance supplies, tables, office furniture, storage, shelving, lockers, and miscellaneous office products such as bulletin boards. Services include optical, printing, engraving, signage, construction, asbestos removal and modular housing.

New York State Department of Correctional Services 
Building 2 
1220 Washington Avenue 
Albany, NY 12226 
Phone: (518) 457-8126 
Website: www.docs.state.ny.us 

  • The Department of Correctional Services (DOCS) offers a three-phase transitional program, which is currently being restructured but will likely retain many of the same features. The first phase is a required three-week orientation program in which inmates are introduced to the 20 courses DOCS offers within six essential categories (change in circumstances, social living skills, communication, aggression and conflict management, career development, and community participation and preparation). Phase II is the core phase, a 90-day program at some point during the inmate’s stay, which provides training in a number of core areas. The last phase is the exit phase, which prepares inmates to reenter society. This phase involves skills training and preparation for employment, including preparing resumes and portfolios, dressing for interviews, and creating a list of objectives.

New York State Parole Board

  • The Division of Parole supervises parolees in New York State who have been released through Board of Parole action. The division also supervises and/or has responsibility of inmates participating in temporary release (work release) programs of the Department of Correctional Services, out-of-state parolees, soon-to-be-released inmates, and those who are under post-release supervision.

New York State Division of Parole
97 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206 
Phone: (518) 473-9400 
Website: parole.state.ny.us 

New York State Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives
80 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205 
Phone: (518) 485-2395 
Website: dpca.state.ny.us 

New York State Defenders Association
194 Washington Avenue, Suite 500 
Albany, NY 12210 
Phone: (518) 465-3524 
Fax: (518) 465-3249
Web Site: www.nysda.org 

Legal Services

  • A list of legal service providers in a specific area is available on the following web site: www.nysba.org/. The City Bar Fund provides legal assistance to over 15,000 low-income New Yorkers annually.

City Bar Justice Center 
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036 
Phone: (212) 382-6600 
Website: www.citybarjusticecenter.org 

Association of the Bar of the City of New York
42 West 44th Street 
New York, NY 10036 
Phone (212) 382-6620 
Fax: (212) 398-6634
Website: www.abcny.org 

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law 
161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013 
Phone: (212) 998-6186 
Website: www.brennancenter.org 

The Bronx Defenders, Civil Action Project, provides civil legal representation to indigent clients on the full range of civil legal issues from housing and employment to police misconduct and welfare.

The Bronx Defenders 
860 Courtlandt Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451 
Phone: (718) 838-7878 
Website: www.bronxdefenders.org 

Harlem Neighborhood Defender Association

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem 
317 Lenox Avenue, 10th Floor 
New York, NY 10027 
Phone: (212) 876-5500 
Website: http://www.ndsny.org/ 

New York State Bar Association 
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207 
Phone: (518) 463-3200 
Fax: (518) 487-5517
Website: www.nysba.org 

Center for Employment Opportunities 
32 Broadway 
New York, NY 10001 
Phone: (212) 422-4430 
Fax: (212) 422-4855 
Website: www.ceoworks.org 

  • The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides rigorous pre-employment training, short-term work crew experience, and long-term job development services to prepare clients with criminal records entering permanent employment. CEO provides services to people with non-violent criminal histories who have completed New York State’s Shock Incarceration program or who are on work release, parole, or probation.

Correctional Services Librarian 
New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch 
455 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 
Phone: (212) 340-0971 
Website: http://www.nypl.org/branch/services/connections/ 

  • The New York Public Library publishes Connections, a directory of organizations in New York City that assist people with criminal records with various services. Connections also includes a guide of necessary information for assisting individuals with criminal records find employment. The guide is regularly updated and can be ordered from the New York Public Library. Some of the information is also available online. A copy of Connections can be ordered by writing to: Institutional Library Services The New York Public Library 455 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10016 (Non-New York State residents are asked to send $15 per copy to defray mailing costs. Checks should be made out to “The New York Public Library.”)

Wildcat Service Corporation 
17 Battery Place 
New York, NY 10004 
Phone: (212) 209-6000 
Website: http://www.wildcatnyc.org/ 

  • Wildcat provides counseling and work programs for the hard-core unemployed, especially ex-addicts, individuals with criminal records, welfare mothers, and out-of-school youth. The three major work categories are clerical, construction, and maintenance. Jobs last up to 12 months. Clients must be referred by correctional programs or legal service providers.

STRIVE Central
240 East 123rd Street, 3rd Floor 
New York, NY 10035 
Phone: (212) 360-1100 
Fax: (212) 360-5634
Email: strivehq@strivecentral.com 
Website: http://www.strivenewyork.org/index.html 

  • The core program at STRIVE consists of an intensive three-week attitudinal adjustment workshop. Emphasis is placed on the development of “soft skills” (e.g., work ethic, verbal and non-verbal communication techniques, appropriate attire for the workplace, and the spirit of cooperation and team-work, etc.). Participants in STRIVE must undergo a lengthy intake procedure that includes a personal interview before they are admitted. Although there are very few restrictions on who may apply for the program, many factors are taken into consideration before an individual is selected. Once participants have completed their training, STRIVE’s job developers endeavor to match employers with the individuals in the graduate pool. Although placement opportunities are sought for graduates that offer benefits, skill development, and room for career advancement wherever possible, the main focus is to provide graduates with the beginning of a stable work history that can be built upon. Once an individual is placed, STRIVE offers follow-up services for two years. Lastly, STRIVE’s On Site-Social Services Program (OSSP) provides a comprehensive social service program that offers case management, short-term counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy, information and referrals. OSSP also provides gender-specific individual and group activities to address barriers facing young men and women.

Exodus Transitional Community
161 East 104th Street, 4th Floor 
New York, NY 10029 
Phone: (917) 492-0990
Development: (212) 722-6037
Fax: (917) 492-8711
Email: exodusdev@aol.com 
Website: http://www.etcny.org/ 

  • Exodus Transitional Community directly serves recently released people with criminal records and makes referrals for programs not offered in-house. Services offered include career counseling, employment workshops including interview techniques, resume writing, job referrals, housing referrals, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment referral and Alternatives to Violence workshops.

ComALERT 
Office of the District Attorney, King County 
350 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 
Phone: (718) 250-2665 
Website: http://www.brooklynda.org/comalert/comalert.htm 

  • ComALERT is a project of the Office of the District Attorney of Kings County. ComALERT acts in several capacities. One is a service broker, referring clients to various community partners for services such as employment/job development, vocational training; second it monitors the progress of clients in the program; third it acts in a mediation role between probation and social service agencies. It actively works in the community to enhance relationships between the community and the criminal justice system.

America Works, Inc. – Criminal Justice Program
575 8th Avenue, 14th Floor 
New York, NY 10018 
Phone: (212) 244-5627 
Fax: (212) 244-5628
Website: http://www.americaworks.com 

  • America Works, a for-profit job placement agency, assists hard-to-serve clients obtain employment in the private sector. In addition to addressing issues such as criminal records as a barrier to employment, America Works utilizes a supportive model including: job readiness; job placement; supported and/or unsubsidized work experience; case management; job retention services for at least 6 months in unsubsidized jobs; supportive services; and advancement services.

Judicial Process Commission 
121 North Fitzhugh Street 
Rochester, NY 14614 
Phone: (585) 325-7727 
Fax: (585) 325-2165

  • The Judicial Process Commission (JPC) offers a mentoring program for individuals with criminal records in Monroe County, NY. Working with county inmates prior to release, JPC addresses concerns about re-entering society and offers job readiness training, including resume writing, interview techniques, a Job Club and assistance in networking to find employment.

Women’s Prison Association
110 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003 
Phone: (212) 674-1163 
Fax: (212) 677-1981
Email: info@wpaonline.org 
Website: www.wpaonline.org 

  • Women’s Prison Association is an advocacy and direct service organization working directly with women involved in the criminal justice system. Services include an alternative to incarceration program, a family reunification residence and support services, reentry services, and a family preservation program, day program and permanent housing. WPA also houses the Institute on Women & Criminal Justice, a national center for dialogue, research and information about criminal justice-involved women, their families and communities.

Midtown Community Court/Times Square Ink
314 West 54th Street 
New York, NY 10019 
Phone: (646) 264-1338 
Fax: (212) 664-7940
Website: www.timessquareink.org 

  • Times Square Ink is an office services and computer skills training and placement program for individuals with criminal backgrounds who are looking to reenter the workforce. We provide training in a number of office-related skills, including computers (Microsoft Office, Internet); filing, faxing and copying; messenging; telemarketing; customer service; and mail room operations. Trainees are placed in meaningful employment in a wide array of industries depending on their skills and interests. We work with students until they have successfully found employment.

Eastern Suffolk Boces Educational Services
SCCC-College-Marshall Building 
533 College Road 
Selden, NY 11784 
Phone: (631)451-4220 
Website: www.crdli.org/frame.html?searchTypeId=w&searchForm=rerout 

  • Provides re-entry services and immediate subsistence aid to Suffolk County residents who have been incarcerated and who desire assistance, after release, in obtaining employment or continuing their education. Offers mentoring services to provide positive interaction with caring adult role models.

NEW YORK CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants)
P.O. Box 581, New Paltz, NY  12561
Email: curenewyork@aol.com

Co-Presidents: Joyann Savino and Deb Bozydaj

New York Ombudsman
Mark Miller
State LTC Ombudsman
New York State Office for the Aging
2 Empire State Plaza
Agency Building #2
Albany, NY 12223
Phone: (518)474-8718
Fax: (518)474-7761
Website: http://ombudsman.state.ny.us

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York

55 Colvin Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Phone: (800) 462-2922
Website: www.lasnny.org

Neighborhood Legal Services Inc.
Main Seneca Building
237 Main Street
4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 847-0650
Website: www.nls.org

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee Inc.
One Helen Keller Way 5th Floor
Hempstead, NY 11550 
Phone: (516) 292-8100
Website: www.nslawservices.org

Legal Services NYC
350 Broadway 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013-9998 
Phone: (212) 431-7200
Website: www.legalservicesnyc.org

Legal Assistance of Western New York
80 St. Paul Street Suite 700
Rochester, NY 14604-1350 
Phone: (716) 325-2520
Website: www.lawny.org

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York Inc.
255 Genesee Street , 2nd Floor
Utica, NY 13501-3405 
Phone: (315) 732-2131
Website: www.lasmny.org

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley 

4 Cromwell Place
White Plains, NY 10601 
Phone: (914) 949-1305
Website: http://www.lshv.org/

Consumers’ Guide to Legal Help Pro Bono
Website :http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/findlegalhelp/pb.cfm?id=NY

  • Extensive List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers

New York RSOL (Reform Sex Offender Laws)
194 Catherine Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
Contact: Howard and Rita Finley
Email: nyrsol@aol.com

New York – NYATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers)
President: Kenneth J. Lau, L.C.S.W. 
280 N. Central Avenue, Suite. 125
Hartsdale, NY 10530
Phone: (914) 949-7699, ext. 354
Fax: (914) 949-3224
Email: klau@fordham.edu
Website: www.nysatsa.com

Testimonial of Sex Offender Registration in New York
Website: http://www.satasort.org/index.php?page=registration-experiences-in-new-y…

Unfair Appearance in Sex Offender Databases New York
Website: http://articles.directorym.com/Unfair_Appearance_in_Sex_Offender_Databas…

  • If you are listed on a sex offender database because of an act that is now legal, here’s how to get your name off. This article also covers how public access to sex offender databases works and why this information is open to the public.

Treatment Centers for youths and adults sexually attracted to children

Albany

St. Anne Institute, Community-Based Services
Richard Hamill, Ph.D. 
Phone: (518) 437-6500

  • Languages: English

Alfred

Alfred Counseling Associates
Samuel Cali, M.S. Ed. 
Phone: (607) 587-8390

  • Languages: English

Buffalo

City Gate Counseling Center
Carol Conklin, L.C.S.W.-R.
Phone: (716) 883-7713

  • Evaluation and treatment of: adolescents/teenagers and adults
  • Also treats: patients with developmental disabilities age 21
  • Also treats: abuse survivors age 16 to adult
  • Languages: English

Sexual Inappropriate Behavior Program, CHOB
Tom Mazur, Psy.D. 
Phone: (716) 878-7093

  • Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
  • Languages: English

Corning

Family Service Society, Inc.
Candice Cleveland, L.C.S.W.-R. 
Phone: (607) 962-3148

  • Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers and adults
  • Also treats: child and adolescent/teenage abuse survivors to age 17
  • Languages: English

Cortland

Cortland County Mental Health
Charles T. Capanzano, Ph.D.
Phone: (607) 758-6100

  • Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
  • Languages: English

Garden City

Association for Human Development and Law
Hillel R. Sternstein, C.S.W. 
Phone: (516) 293-4665

  • Languages: English

Hartsdale

Kenneth J. Lau, L.C.S.W.-R.
Phone: (914) 366-5367

  • Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers and adults
  • Also treats: abuse survivors age 8 to adult
  • Languages: English

Jamestown

Eric Braun, L.M.S.W., C.C.F.C.
Phone: (716) 640-2378

  • Evaluation and treatment of: adolescents/teenagers and adults
  • Also treats: patients with developmental disabilities (ages 12 and up)
  • Also treats: abuse survivors (ages 12 and up)
  • Languages: English, Spanish

Katonah

Four Winds Hospital
David L. Pogge, Ph.D. 
Phone: (914) 763-8151

  • Evaluation of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
  • Languages: English

Liverpool

Family Service Associates, Inc.
Lori J. Murphy, C.S.W.-R., A.C.S.W., M.S.W.P.C. 
Phone: (315) 451-2161

  • Evaluation and treatment of: adolescents/teenagers and adults
  • Languages: English

Middletown

Potter Counseling and Evaluation Service
James Potter, L.C.S.W. 
Phone: (845) 344-4091

  • Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
  • Also treats: abuse survivors age 7 to adult
  • Languages: English

New Hampton

Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center
Charles J. Smith, M.D. 
Phone: (914) 374-3171

  • Languages: English

New York

Brian Leggiere, Ph.D.
Phone: (212) 362-9098

  • Evaluation and treatment of: adolescents/teenagers and adults
  • Also treats: patients with developmental disabilities
  • Also treats: abuse survivors
  • Languages: English, ASL, Hebrew

Richard B. Krueger, M.D., and Meg Kaplan, Ph.D.
Phone: (212) 517-6624

  • Languages: English

Oswego

Oswego County Sex Offender Management Program
Lori J. Murphy, C.S.W.-R., A.C.S.W., M.S.W.P.C. 
Phone: (315) 349-3477

  • Evaluation and treatment of: teenagers and adults
  • Languages: English

Rochester

Personal Consulting Services
Gary R. Updyke, M.A. 
Phone: (585) 944-2203

  • Evaluation and treatment of: adolescents/teenagers and adults
  • Languages: English

William A. Kelly, Certified Sex Therapist
Phone: (585) 327-2121

  • Evaluation and treatment of: adolescents/teenagers and adults
  • Also treats: teenage and adult patients with developmental disabilities age 16 to adult
  • Also treats: teenage and adult abuse survivors age 16 to adult
  • Languages: English

Roslyn

Raymond Havlicek, Ph.D.
Phone: (516) 484-5388

  • Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
  • Languages: English

Syracuse

Damian Vallelonga, Ph.D.
Phone: (315) 426-2805

  • Evaluation and treatment of: children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults
  • Languages: English

Pro Bono Legal Assistance for immigrants and refugees
Website: http://www.usdoj.gov/eoir/probono/freelglchtNY.htm

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