Resolution J2899-2013

Commending Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. upon the occasion of hosting its 7th Annual Citizens Awards ceremony

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  • Jan 23, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jan 23, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 15, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. upon
the occasion of hosting its 7th Annual Citizens Awards ceremony

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions  and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. upon the occasion of hosting  its  7th
Annual Citizens Awards ceremony on Saturday, November 9, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  The  distinguished honorees, include: Tarell Rodgers, Vivian
Denise Nixon Award for Leadership in Education; Kirk  James  and  Robert
Riggs,  Kathy Boudin Award for Research and Scholarship; Sharon Richard-
son and William Brown, William Eric Waters Bridge Builder Award;  Andrea
James,  Julio  Medina Freedom Fighters Award; Marlon Peterson, Citizens'
Social Action Award; Mujahid Farid, Glenn E. Martin Advocate of the Year
Award; Anthony Papa, Citizens' Advocacy Award;  and  Flores  A.  Forbes,
Edwin (Eddie) Ellis Life Time Achievement Award; and
  WHEREAS,   Each  year,  Citizens  Against  Recidivism,  Inc.  publicly
acknowledges the social contributions and accomplishments  of  a  select
number of formerly incarcerated people since their release, particularly
those  who are using what they have learned since being incarcerated and
sharing their knowledge to help others; and
  WHEREAS, Over the years, honorees have included leaders in  education,
grassroots advocacy, religion, and public service, to name a few; and
  WHEREAS,  Citizens  Against  Recidivism,  Inc.  was  founded  in  1992
initially to address the needs of family members  who  had  incarcerated
loved ones; the organization was incorporated in 1996, initially provid-
ing  supportive counseling to the wives and family members of the incar-
cerated, cultural programming in various  New  York  State  prisons  and
delinquency intervention programming for youth; and
  WHEREAS, Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. works to achieve the resto-
ration  of  all the rights and attributes of citizenship among people in
prison or jail and those who have been released  in  collaboration  with
other community and faith based organizations at each of the overlapping
phases  of  the  community  integration  process;  this  particular work
includes advocacy on all levels, preventive  efforts  targeting  at-risk
youth  and  efforts  to  strengthen  individuals,  families and personal
relationships affected by experiences with the criminal justice  system;
and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals and organizations  of  such  noble  aims  and  accomplishments  are
brought  to  our  attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by
all the citizens of the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  Citizens  Against Recidivism, Inc. upon the occasion of hosting
its 7th Annual Citizens Awards ceremony; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mikail DeVeaux, Executive Director, Wanda Best-DeVeaux, Pres-
ident of Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. and to the honorees.

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