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During and Post Incarceration

Whether the criminal law attorney is private or public (e.g. Legal Aid Society), that attorney should be involved during the arrested person’s incarceration with such matters as procedures and rights.


Disability Rights NY (DRNY)

TYPE: DRNY is the Protection & Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program (P&A/CAP) for persons with disabilities in New York. As the P&A/CAP for New York, DRNY advocates for the civil and legal rights for New Yorkers with disabilities.
SERVICES: DRNY provides free legal and advocacy services to children and adults with disabilities.
DAY LINE: (518) 432-7861; TTY (518) 512-3448; Toll Free (800) 993-8982; Fax(518) 427-6561
INSURANCES: Not applicable (free services)


Alliance of Families for Justice

TYPE: Established in 2016 in NY, the mission of the Alliance of Families for Justice (AFJ) is to support families of incarcerated people and people with criminal records, empower them as advocates and enable them to marshal their voting power to achieve systemic change.
SERVICES: The Alliance of Families for Justice seeks to end mass incarceration by empowering the formerly incarcerated and their families. Services include: re-entry support services, legal referrals, advocacy and communication skills training, and voter registration.
DAY LINE: 1-347-973-0580
E-MAIL: Web Site Contact Page

Nassau and Suffolk County Reentry Taskforces, NYS Division of Criminal Services

TYPE: DCJS provides counties across New York State with grants to establish County Reentry Task Forces (CRTF), which devise community-specific offender reentry strategies and coordinate services for offenders who are released from prison.
SERVICES: DCJS and the state work in partnership with the CRTF to identify moderate and high-risk offenders who need services. Through the CRTF, those individuals receive coordinated services which aid their transition back into their communities.
DAY LINES: Nassau 1-516-227-7025; Suffolk 1-631-852-5100
E-MAIL: Nassau contact Pamela Lincoln, Nassau County Offender Reentry Task Force,
Suffolk contact Edith Thomas, Reentry Coordinator, Case Management, 631-852-5014: Louise Taylor, Re-Entry Task Force Coordinator,, 631-852-5054

New Hour for Women and Children – LI

TYPE: Support for children and mothers during and after incarceration\
SERVICE: Parenting skills, work skills, wellness programs, higher education advocacy, domestic violence resources, member mentoring, navigating re=entry services, access to housing resources, re-entry classes in the Riverhead Correctional Facility, children of incarcerated parents resources
DAYLINE: (631) 273=3300
INSURANCE: Nonprofit

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

TYPE: National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SERVICES: Confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
HOT LINE: 1-800-662-4357 {TTY 1-800-487-4889}

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