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. Founded by Thomas Mott Osborne, now considered the “pioneer and prophet of prison reform,” The Osborne Association has an 80-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. Osborne provides a broad range of treatment, education, and vocational services to more than 6,500 people each year. The organization operates at several sites throughout the state, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Rikers Island, and in several state correctional facilities. Comprehensive services are provided in five critical and interrelated areas:

• Achieving economic independence
• Maintaining healthy lifestyles
• Reconnecting families
• Reducing reliance on incarceration
• Strengthening communities