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
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.
Long-time CASES Employee Recognized at Hunter College Graduation
In 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 Honors the Life of Chris Molnar, President/CEO of Safe Space
CASES mourns the death of Chris Molnar, President and CEO of Safe Space, a community-based organization dedicated to serving the children and families of Jamaica, Queens. Ms. Molnar was a visionary leader who for the past four years led Safe Space, whose staff have praised her "extraordinary intelligence, vision, warmth and charm.
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.
Mayor Bloomberg Announces New York City's Incarceration Rate Hits New Low
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs, Chief Policy Advisor John Feinblatt, Correction Commissioner Dora B. Schriro and Probation Commissioner Vincent N. Schiraldi today announced an historic drop in the City’s incarceration rates. Since 2001, major felony crime in New York City has been reduced by 32 percent – a sharper decline than the rest of the nation.
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