Save The Date!

Thirteenth Annual Citizens Awards

“Serving where needed..”

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Our Children’s Foundation

527 West 125th Street, Harlem, New York


 
 

Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. works to achieve the restoration of all the rights and attributes of citizenship among people in prison or jail.

 
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Stopping the Revolving Door.

 
 
 
 
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CONSISTENTLY INSENSITIVE AND WRONG ABOUT COMPSTATS

Heather MacDonald’s dismissive attitude about the concerns of people of color who experience “a disparate impact” as a result of law enforcement or social policies is a norm for her. 

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THE TRUTH:
THOUGHTS ON THE 4TH OF JULY

Although we did not send out greeting culminating with the Fourth of July, we thought a review of “The Meaning of July Fourth” as told by Fredrick Douglass would be meaningful and appropriate. On July 5, 1852, Fredrick Douglass gave a speech wherein he (in part) said:

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HURT BY SAGGING

The ongoing public dispute and controversy about “sagging pants” sells newspapers, magazines, records, public service announcements, advertisement, and concerts. This “fashion trend,” those who sag, their reasons for doing so, and those opposed to it play right into strategies to divide people, the need for some to be different, to argue, and to be in opposition to an “other”. This is the nature of any controversy. However, when lines are drawn, those on opposite sides will see either a liberal or a conservative conspiracy, there are victims, and people are hurt in different ways. That sagging is thought to be an “urban” phenomenon, clear evidence shows that people of color are most likely to be the victims of this fad and those that are more likely to be hurt because of this controversy. Where and when did it all start?

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Thirteenth Annual
Citizens Award
"Serving where needed..."
October 26, 2019
Save the Date

 
 

Our Children's Foundation
527 West 125th Street, Harlem, New York

 
 
 
 
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KNOW THE FACTS

What is the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS)

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, guided by the Departmental Mission, is responsible for the confinement and habilitation of approximately 53,000 individuals under custody held at 54 state facilities and 36,000 parolees supervised throughout seven regional offices.

Read or download reports about people under custody in New York State, recent parole board decisions and a report on recidivism and related factors.

 
 
 
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Programs provided by Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. have been supported in part by grants or generous donations received from the Drug Policy Alliance, M & T Bank, BNBCPA, the Gibbons Family Foundation, The Hadnott Family Foundation, The Aboushi Law Firm, Exodus Transitional Services, The Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, Inc., DeVeaux Association and the Newkirk Family.