Westchester County Department of Corrections Partners with Legal Aid Society on First Of Its Kind Legal Service Support Program

By Westchester County

Yorktown (NY) HamletHub reported on NYSBA’s Task Force on Incarceration Release Planning and Programs and quoted Secretary Sherry Levin Wallach.

The Westchester County Department of Corrections (WCDOC) has partnered with the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County on an innovative program that will work collaboratively with detainees and sentenced persons on discharge planning for successful reentry.

County Executive George Latimer said: “This new program, along with all that our Corrections professionals have done in enhancing physical and mental health services, education, cognitive behavioral intervention therapy and addiction treatment, make our facility one of the most forward thinking correctional institutions in the Nation. I applaud the great work by Joe, Lou, and their team along with the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County.”

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