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.

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The Behavioral Health Diversion Forum: Celebrating Seven Years of Interagency Success

CASES is pleased to be celebrating the seventh year of the Behavioral Health Diversion Forum (BHDF) and wishes to acknowledge the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation for its longstanding support of this unique New York County initiative.

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CASES to Launch Trustee-led College Mentoring this Summer

CASES is pleased to announce that this Summer we will be launching a new Trustee-led mentoring initiative targeting young people enrolled in our College Success Program.

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In Memoriam: Sharieff Clayton

It is with overwhelming sadness that we share news of the passing of Sharieff Clayton, one of the best of us. Many of you knew Sharieff as a director of our Choices programs for Family Court-involved youth. He was also a husband, father, author, mentor, advocate, friend, and beloved colleague.

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CASES’ Ann-Marie Louison Awarded the Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize for Excellence in Urban Public Health

CASES is pleased to announce that Ann-Marie Louison, our Co-Director of Adult Behavioral Health Programs, has been awarded the Joan H. Tisch Community Health Prize for Excellence in Urban Public Health.

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Brooklyn Justice Corps Gets the Green Light from Community Leaders

Brooklyn Justice Corps, a new program for CASES, held it first Community Advisory Board (CAB) meeting on January 15 at our Downtown Brooklyn office.

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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.

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