CASES is delighted to welcome Orlando Bosch, LCSW as our new Director of Mobile Behavioral Health Services. In this role, Orlando splits his time between CASES’ Central Harlem and Downtown Brooklyn offices, providing supervision to CASES’ six Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams—including four Forensic ACT (FACT) teams—and our Brooklyn Intensive Mobile Treatment (IMT) team. This […]
New York City’s Rikers Island correctional facility currently houses more than 9,000 people every day, including young people age 16-17 tried as adults and thousands of men and women with mental illness.
Many of these people have become involved in the criminal justice system as the result of factors including poverty, low education levels, lack of employment opportunities, homelessness, untreated mental illness, and addiction. Once involved in the criminal justice system these individuals face significant challenges if they are to overcome the experience of incarceration, the consequences of a criminal record, and the disruption of community networks and—for young people—of the traditional course of youth development.