There are better solutions than incarceration to keep communities safe. Drawing upon 40 years of experience innovating programs for youth and adults with special needs in New York City's courts, CASES has helped thousands of individuals build productive, crime-free lives. Our programs allow judges to offer alternative sanctions that cost significantly less than incarceration and lead to better long-term outcomes for individuals and their communities.Read More About CASES
On April 19 2013, Brooklyn-based multi-media artist Voodo Fe led an interactive lecture and art workshop for CASES participants. Fe talked about life as a graphic artist and inspired participants to express themselves using the techniques of abstract art. He also conducted an experimental art workshop in which participants created a group piece of art around the concept of "freedom."
Hundreds Rally At City Hall in Support of Increased Funding For Alternative To Incarceration & Reentry Programs
Members of the New York Alternative to Incarceration (ATI)/Reentry Coalition joined New York City Council members May 8th on the steps of New York City Hall in a rally to urge City, State and Federal leaders to increase funding and save ATI programs across New York State.
Long-time CASES Employee Recognized at Hunter College Graduation
4In the past two weeks, CASES employee Theodore "Ted" Willbright celebrated two noteworthy milestones: 10 years of working at CASES and completion of a Master's degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Ted’s 4.0 GPA earned him a spot on stage during graduation ceremonies.
CASES CEO Reflects on His Work with Mayor Ed Koch
From 1982 to 1989, CASES CEO Joel Copperman served in the final two terms of New York City Mayor Ed Koch. Mr. Copperman’s duties included serving as a City representative to the State government in Albany, in the Mayor’s Office of Operations where he worked with city agencies on behalf of the First Deputy Mayor, and as the first Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contracts, an office created after a series of scandals involving contracts held by close political associates of the Mayor.
Director of Adult Behavioral Health Wins Harp Commitment Award
On January 15, CASES’ Ann-Marie Louison, Director of Adult Behavioral Health Programs, received the The Harp Commitment Award at the annual Howie the Harp graduation ceremony. The Harp Commitment Award is presented to individuals from organizations that show a strong dedication to hosting and hiring participants from the Howie the Harp Peer Specialist Training Program.
At the age of eighteen, Jose was given the opportunity to enter CASES' Court Employment Project (CEP) rather than serve a prison sentence. He is currently enrolled at Borough of Manhattan Community College and is thankful that he got a second chance.Read More