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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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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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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New York City Unveils Extensive Plan for Behavioral Health Treatment in the Justice System

On Tuesday, December 2, the Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a bold new initiative to direct individuals with mental health and substance abuse needs into treatment instead of incarceration. In doing so, the City aims to reduce recidivism, especially among individuals with mental illness who have committed minor quality-of-life life offenses.

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CASES Receives Change Capital Award from NYC Community Resilience Fund

CASES has been awarded a $300,000 Change Capital grant by the Nonprofit Finance Fund to support our Nathaniel Mental Health Clinic during its initial stages of operation.

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CASES Opens the Nathaniel Clinic in Harlem

CCASES is thrilled to announce the opening of the Nathaniel Mental Health Clinic in Central Harlem. Located at 2090 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard (@125th Street), the Clinic is licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to provide outpatient mental health treatment.

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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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