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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CASES Director of Youth Programs to Lead Young Women’s Initiative Working Group

CASES is pleased to announce that our Director of Youth Programs, Rukia Lumumba, has been appointed to the Steering Committee of the New York City Council’s Young Women’s Initiative (YWI).

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CASES Hosts Resource Fair for Youth Program Participants

On September 29 and 30, CASES’ Youth Programs held a series of resource fairs for its students and alumni, connecting participants with a bevy of employment, vocational, and civic opportunities.

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CASES Advocates Improved Access to Stable Housing in Open Letter to Cuomo and De Blasio

On September 15, CASES participated in an open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio proposing several recommendations on how to further expand the State and City’s provision of housing for justice-involved individuals.

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Rebecca Linn-Walton Joins CASES as Director of Strategic Planning and Analysis

CASES is thrilled to welcome its new member of its executive team, Rebecca Linn-Walton. Linn-Walton will lead the agency’s Strategic Planning and Analysis unit, which is responsible for research and planning efforts, coordinating on-going outcome measurement, and planning innovative projects to help advance CASES’ mission.

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NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Announces New FACT Teams—CASES Staff Share Expertise on the FACT Approach

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) recently announced that four new Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) teams will begin operation in New York City by April 2016.

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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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