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CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/13/2012: CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/08/2015: CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK

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AKA  The CA
New York, NY

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CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/13/2012: CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/08/2015: CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK

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Also Known As: The CA
Physical Address: New York, NY 10027 
EIN: 13-5562324
Web URL: www.correctionalassociation.org 
NTEE Category: R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R01 (Alliance/Advocacy Organizations)
Ruling Year: 1961 


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Mission Statement

Founded in 1844, the Correctional Association of New York is one of only two private organizations in the country—and the only one in New York—with legislative authority to inspect and report on conditions in state prisons. Through a nationally-recognized model combining independent prison oversight, community organizing, coalition building, public education, policy advocacy, and leadership development, the CA works to create a more fair, efficient and humane criminal justice system and a safer, more just society. The Correctional Association of New York operates three principal projects—Juvenile Justice, Prison Visiting, and Women in Prison.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, July 2013)

Fiscal Year Starting: July 01, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2014

Total Revenue $2,239,572
Total Expenses $3,024,997

Revenue & Expenses

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Leadership

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Board Orientation & Education ?
Why does this matter? Without clarity around their responsibilities and expectations, board members are not positioned to succeed. They may find themselves challenged to fulfill their governance responsibilities or frustrated by the expectations that the organization has set for them. BoardSource recommends that every new board member participate in a formal orientation process, and that all board members sign a pledge or agreement committing to their board service and to all of the responsibilities and expectations that come with service. Ideally, board members also should participate in a formal governance training program prior to serving on a board.

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Board Composition ?
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Expert Assessment

The Correctional Association of New York has been prolific in its policy reform initiatives. Along with making real changes in state legislation, the CA has also garnered media attention through its advocacy programs. Read More »

Expert Reviews and Comments

2011 Philanthropedia Top Nonprofit

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Evidence of Impact

The Correctional Association of New York has been prolific in its policy reform initiatives. Along with making real changes in state legislation, the CA has also garnered media attention through its advocacy programs.

Successful Policy Reform
This group got New York to close some prisons and reverse the Rockefeller Drug Laws. They also issued some important reports on various topics, including a few about conditions in New York prisons. Researcher and Faculty
The CA has had a presence in New York for many years and is the foremost criminal justice reform organization in the state. Their work was critical to the recent reforms to the Rockefeller Drug Laws and has been influential in pushing Governor Cuomo to close near vacant prisons in the state despite political pressure from upstate policymakers not to do so. Nonprofit Senior Staff
Strong leadership on both policy issues and day-to-day prison conditions. Researcher and Faculty
Strong Advocacy and Media Attention
An excellent advocacy organization that has consistently provided leadership on criminal justice reform issues. Their juvenile justice project has been especially important in driving progressive change in New York City. Researcher and Faculty
They have made an impact by providing long-term advocacy around prison conditions and sentencing policy, along with producing high-profile media attention to the issues. Nonprofit Senior Staff
An excellent advocacy organization that has consistently provided leadership on criminal justice reform issues. Their juvenile justice project has been especially important in driving progressive change in New York City. Other
Fostering Empowerment
They have been able to empower former prisoners and prisoners' families while providing critical oversight of New York state prisons. Researcher and Faculty

Organizational Strengths

According to experts, the CA has maintained its good name in the community because of its highly dedicated leadership and staff.

Unique Access to the Issue
It is one of only two non-profits in the US with legislative authority to conduct inspections of state prisons--this is extraordinary access to closed institutions. It has a deeply committed staff who are passionate and knowledgeable about their issues. It also has a strong Board of Directors and excellent media relationships. Researcher and Faculty
Committed Leadership and Staff
The institutional knowledge and expertise among leadership and staff is considerable. They are very progressive and definitely push the envelope on the breath of issues they promote regardless of the likelihood of public support. They are motivated by moral outrage with the system. Nonprofit Senior Staff
They have achieved success because of their long-term staff and leadership and their strong social justice orientation. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Areas for Improvement

The CA could increase its impact through a more solid connection with the police department.

Stronger Connections to Police Department
The CA has a new Executive, Director and it will take time for her to set her own priorities and shape the organization in new ways; however, it is hard to judge at this early stage of her leadership. The CA needs to develop better working relationships with the NY Department of Corrections so that their recommendations will be taken seriously when it comes to prison conditions. Researcher and Faculty

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