For the past few weeks, PIX11 has been focused on reform inside Riker’s Island, looking at the violence and corruption plaguing the jail. Caught in the middle are inmates, many of whom want to turn their lives around once they get out. Yet, in so many cases, they simply do not know how and many end up back on a path of crime, back inside Rikers.
GOSO is staffed by a dedicated team of licensed social workers. In honor of Social Work Month, we asked our team members to discuss their passions for their profession and reflect on their experiences at GOSO. In the first part of this series, Sarah Blanco speaks about how she chose her career and the transformative potential of social work.
New York – Getting Out and Staying Out—New York City’s Most Innovative social service agency, focused on assisting justice-involved young men—has recently joined Twitter and Facebook to increase awareness of the tremendous work it is doing and to assist in fundraising efforts to continue providing solution-focused services to program participants.