Center for Family Representation: We assist families when the combination of poverty and a crisis–one borne of anything from addiction to inadequate day care–may lead to separation and a child being placed in foster care.
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE): We believe that prisons should be used only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and that those who are incarcerated should have all of the resources they need to turn their lives around.
Cornell Law School publishes digests of recent Supreme Court and New York Court of Appeals decisions.
CURE-NY works to strengthen family bonds of inmates, as families are the core of a civil society.
Disability Advocates, Inc. – The program places a priority on serving persons with serious mental illness who live in facilities that provide some kind of care and treatment.Â It also serves individuals with serious mental illness who live in the communi
Just Detention International works to protect the basic human rights of all detainees, in the U.S. and internationally.
Legal Aid Society – Prisoners Rights Project (PRP) protects and enforces the legal rights of New York City and New York State prisoners through litigation, advice, and assistance to individual prisoners. Our docket is available here. PRP does not deal wit
MCLS was established in 1972 to provide civil legal services to people in Massachusetts prisons and jails.The office focuses on four issues: health and mental health care, guard-on-prisoner violence, physical conditions of confinement, and segregation and
National Prison Project of the ACLU: The ACLU’s National Prison Project is dedicated to ensuring that our nation’s prisons, jails, juvenile facilities and immigration detention centers comply with the Constitution, federal law, and international human rig
New York State Division of Criminal Justice (DCJS): Mission: the very reason we exist – is to make New York State a safer place to live, raise our families and run our businesses.
North Carolina Legal Services: Our core mission is to protect our clients’ constitutional rights by challenging illegal convictions and sentences and by ensuring safe and humane conditions of confinement.
NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS): Mission: enhance public safety by providing appropriate treatment services, in safe and secure facilities, that address the needs of all inmates so they can return to their communities bette
Prison Action Network seeks to unite people who are incarcerated in NYS, people who have a loved one in a NYS prison, and people who care about the impact incarceration has upon our society.
Prison Families of NY is a loose statewide network of families and friends of NYS prisoners, formerly incarcerated people and their families, people of conscience who have approached us with the desire to improve the quality of life for prison families.
Prison Law Office represents individual prisoners, engages in class action and other impact-litigation, educates the public about prison conditions, and provides technical assistance to attorneys throughout the country.
Prison Legal News is an independent 56-page monthly magazine that provides a cutting edge review and analysis of prisoner rights, court rulings and news about prison issues.
Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization based in New York City and San Francisco. We work in close partnership with nonprofit legal organizations across the United States and Canada, to increase access to justice for the millions of poor people
Reentry Net, a project of The Bronx Defenders and Pro Bono Net, is a collaborative education and resource center for individuals and organizations in New York State that advocate for people with criminal records and their families – collectively, the Reen
Reentry Net/NY is the first ever statewide clearinghouse of practical advocate materials on the civil consequences of criminal proceedings. Reentry Net/NY contains materials from dozens of contributing organizations throughout New York State. All resource
SUNY Albany Criminal Justice: SUNY Albany maintains a good list of links to criminal justice sites.
Texas Civil Rights Project – The Prisoners’ Rights Program works to improve conditions in Texas prisons and jails through litigation and advocacy. Over 200,000 people are incarcerated in Texas on any given day, and most do not have any access to attorneys
The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) is a leader in the field of community-based alternatives to incarceration.Â Our mission is to promote reintegrative justice and a reduced reliance on incarceration through advocacy, services and public policy d
The Correctional Association of New York is an independent, non-profit organization founded by concerned citizens in 1844 and granted unique authority by the New York State Legislature to inspect prisons and to report its findings and recommendations to t
The Drug Policy Alliance Network (DPA Network) is the nation’s leading organization promoting policy alternatives to the drug war that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.
The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.
The Legal Action Center is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public polic
The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation’s foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights. Founded in 1951 as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, we are a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization wi
The New York State Commission of Correction has a mission to provide for a SAFE, STABLE and HUMANE correctional system in New York State.
The New York State Defenders Association, a not-for-profit, membership organization, has been providing support to New York’s criminal defense community since 1967. Its mission is to improve the quality and scope of publicly supported legal representation
By transforming the lives of those involved in the criminal justice system, the Osborne Association’s programs demonstrate that there are policies and procedures our nation can adopt that can foster a more effective and efficient criminal justice system a