CASES’ Nathaniel Clinic is thrilled to welcome Billy Green as new Director of Practice Operations. Mr. Green will work alongside Marketa Friedland, Senior Clinician, in managing day-to-day operations at the Nathaniel Clinic, CASES’ outpatient mental health clinic in Central Harlem.
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.