Evidence Generation — Agency Affiliates

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affiliatesYouth justice agencies apply to be affiliates of the Evidence Generation initiative by contacting staff at the Research & Evaluation Center.

Organizations are not charged for affiliating. The initiative is supported entirely by grants. Funding partners have included the Pinkerton Foundation, Mr. Jack Rudin and the Rudin family foundations, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Affiliates have included:

Abraham House, which provides a holistic, family-based program of services to offenders and their families, and other families who struggle to cope with poverty, violence, crime, and lack of essential services.

BronxConnect, a faith-based, community-based program offering alternatives to detention and incarceration that connect court-involved youth (ages 12-19) with positive resources in the local community through mentoring relationships to prevent recidivism and address youth-initiated goals in education and employment.

Brooklyn Defender Services represents clients in a wide variety of cases, including serious felonies and misdemeanor cases as well as Family Court matters. Attorneys at Brooklyn Defender Services focus on the individual client’s needs, addressing the case from the standpoint of how that case will affect the client’s life.

audience2012The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration. Its 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.

Children’s Aid Society, the internationally renowned and historic agency that serves children, youth and their families. The Children’s Aid Society coordinates several programs geared towards adolescents’ emotional, educational and physical well-being.

Community Connections for Youth is a New-York based nonprofit organization, located in the Bronx. The mission of CCFY is to mobilize indigenous faith and neighborhood organizations to develop effective community-based alternative-to-incarceration programs for young people.

The DOME Project, which assists young people who are economically, socially, and academically challenged to focus on their education as a means to success. The project helps young people to develop a healthy, positive sense of themselves as individuals who can thrive in society.

exalt supports the success of youth ages 15-19 who’ve been involved in the criminal justice system by inspiring youth at a critical crossroads to believe in their worth, from the first steps in contemplation through the journey to create lasting behavioral change. Through structured classes for tangible skill development, individualized support to navigate the education and justice systems, placement in paid internships, and an alumni network exalt equips youth with the tools and experience to avoid further criminal justice system involvement.

The Fortune Society works to create a world where currently or formerly incarcerated people can become positive, contributing members of society. We do this through community education, advocacy, and a one-stop model of service provision based on over forty years of experience assisting people with criminal records.

Good Shepherd Services,  a leading youth development, education and family service agency that serves over 20,000 program participants a year by giving vulnerable youth in New York City the opportunity to take ownership of their future, making a difference today and for the next generation.

Harlem Commonwealth Council’s promotes local economic development and self-sufficiency by investing in the human capital residing in Harlem and by offering programs that give community residents the ability to succeed in their educational and small business pursuits.

Hour Children help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children to successfully rejoin the community, avoid further justice involvement, reunify families, and build healthy, independent and secure lives.

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.

The Police Athletic League, together with NYPD and the law enforcement community, supports and inspires New York City youth to realize their full individual potential as productive members of society.

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. engages human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. Working with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability and education systems, YAP seeks to capitalize on the strength and resources of families and communities, including identifying and engaging the informal natural helpers that are found in every community to support the highest risk youth and families.