GOSO PARTNER NETWORK
From its inception GOSO recognized the importance
of establishing partnerships with the City of New York Department of
Correction (DOC) and the NYC Department of Education (DOE) who make
our outreach and services within the jail possible. The DOC staff ensures
our access to clients on a daily basis throughout their time in jail.
The DOE, which oversees the East River Academy on Rikers Island, supports
our clients in attending school and completing their high school diploma or GED while they are
incarcerated. Our partnership with the NYS Department of Correctional Services
enables us to maintain contact with GOSO participants who have been sentenced
to upstate facilities. On the outside GOSO has established partnerships with
more than 50 social service organizations, education and training institutions,
healthcare providers and advocacy programs. Through that network, we are assured
that every young man we reach will find the services and support he needs
successfully reintegrate into the community. The following are some of our
most important partners:
- The New York Reentry Education Network (NYREN) is a group of leaders and organizations in New York City dedicated to increasing educational access and success for people with criminal justice backgrounds. NYREN includes community based organizations providing services to the reentry population, city and state government partners involved in adult literacy, education and corrections including the New York City Department of Education (DOE), New York City Department of Corrections (DOC), and New York City Department of Probation (DOP), and representatives from higher education institutions. The NYREN participants share information, mobilize around significant common issues, engage policy leaders in their work, and undertake collaborative projects. NYREN has recently produced its first publication "Strategies for Engaging Students Involved with the Criminal Justice System." The guide provides profiles of a number of the community based organizations who are members of the network. Download a pdf of the new NYREN guide.
- Workforce 1 Career Centers are a service that attracts, prepares, and connects qualified candidates to job opportunities in New York City. Workforce1 makes strong matches for job candidates and businesses alike. Getting Out and Staying Out has established a strong Community Partnership with Workforce1, allowing us to send our clients to centers throughout the 5 boroughs where they will be "fast-tracked" and provided immediate access to job opportunities.
- Future Now@BCC provides GED prep classes for GOSO participants of all academic levels, and assist GOSO participants in enrolling in Bronx Community College once they have attained their GED.
- The Young Men's Clinic (YMC), a community based health clinic located in Washington Heights that offers a variety of low cost health services to 12-35 year old men and assists them in applying for health insurance. Because of its long-time experience in working with reentry programs in NYC, YMC can be counted on to treat our clients with dignity and respect.
- Project STAY’s Mobile Health Team visits the GOSO office on a regular basis to provide health education, counseling, and HIV and STD screening and testing services.
- The Greenwich House Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program offers a broad range of services to those in need of care. For GOSO participants who are dealing with a substance use problem, Greenwich House provides a safe and compassionate environment in which to address their substance use.
- Brooklyn Workforce Innovations helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement. GOSO participants attend BWI training programs in areas as diverse as cable installation, carpentry, commercial driving services, and television and film production assistance.
- Youth Represent’s mission is to ensure that young people affected by the criminal justice system are afforded every opportunity to reclaim lives of dignity, self-fulfillment, and engagement in their communities. Youth Represent educates our clients about their legal rights and intervenes for them when they face discrimination in the areas of education, housing, and employment.
Our additional partners include:
New York City Reentry Programs:
The Fortune Society
CASES Center for Alternative Sentencing
Bronx Community College
LaGuardia Community College
Medgar Evers Community College
Hostos Community College
College of New Rochelle
ASA College of Excellence
The Careers Institute (TCI)
The Arts Institute of New York
CUNY Catch at LaGuardia Community College
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES)
Bronx Adult Learning Center
Brooklyn Adult Learning Center
Future Now (@ BCC and LGA CC)
Brooklyn and Queens Public Libraries
Harlem Center for Education
Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center
NYC Justice Corps
The CEO Academy
Restaurant Opportunities Center
Friends of Island Academy
LIFT (Legal Information for Families Today)
Dads at Work
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Interfaith Medical Center
Internship Programs/Paid Training
Horticulture Society of New York
NYDYCD Young Adult Internship Program
NYDYCD Summer Youth Employment Program
Direct Employment Placement
Titan Outdoor Advertising
SCO Family Services
HRA Supportive Housing