Primary health care services at CASES’ Nathaniel Clinic in Central Harlem have expanded! Services are now available to the public—including all CASES’ participants along with their friends and family members every Wednesday from 9:00 AM–5:00 PM. Dr. Weber, a female physician, covers the morning shift; and Dr. Weiss, a male physician, covers the afternoon to ensure patients have the […]
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.