Albany, NY- The Center for Law and Justice is pleased to announce that on August 18, 2016, it was awarded a $5,000 grant from The Barry Alan Gold Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region in order to support the publication of the Center’s “Connections” resource guide. The forthcoming “Connections” publication is a reimagining of the Center’s long published “On Your Own” resource guide, which has served as an invaluable resource for the Capital District for over a decade. “Connections” will continue the legacy of “On Your Own” by providing an extensive directory of community, social, and legal resources available in the Capital District. Like “On Your Own,” “Connections” will also provide information specifically targeted toward individuals who are transitioning from a period of detention in prison or jail to reentry into the Capital District. This information will include sections on parole, probation, employment, and the rights of those with a criminal conviction. Furthermore, the new “Connections” publication will contain information and topics not previously included in “On Your Own,” as well as updated resource information. Among this new information will be a greatly expanded “Health” section, which will coincide with the Center for Law and Justice’s push towards more health-based initiatives.
The Center for Law and Justice was founded by Dr. Alice Green in 1985 in Albany, NY. For over 30 years the Center has been the Albany area through education and advocacy. The Center for Law and Justice envisions a peaceful, just, and compassionate community that provides each resident with equal access to the goods, services, and opportunities therein. It also seeks the fair and just treatment of all people throughout the civil and criminal legal systems, and works to reduce reliance on incarceration. The Center for Law and Justice strives to achieve its goals by way of several general strategies: prevention and empowerment, community education and outreach, advocacy, and community organizing.
The Barry Alan Gold Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region is dedicated in memory of Barry Alan Gold, a nationally recognized health law attorney and resident of the Capital Region. The Fund supports organizations whose goal is to improve access to a variety of services in Capital Region of New York State. Supported services fall in the legal, healthcare, childcare, family, and arts fields. The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region has been collaborating with donors and community partners for almost fifty years to strengthen New York’s Capital Region through philanthropy. The Foundation seeks to achieve this mission by way of providing donor services and stewardship for charitable endowments, as well as offering leadership and grants to address community needs.