Bronx, NY, January 04, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Former New York State Department of Corrections Employee Thorin Daye becomes Co-Executive Director as of January 1.
Network Support Services Inc. Board of Directors and staff are pleased to announce that Thorin Daye has been named Co-Executive Director, joining Anne Williams at the helm of the agency.
Thorin Daye, former New York State Department of Corrections Employee at Otisville Correctional Facility, New York, and is an expert in the democratic therapeutic community model and choice theory, cornerstones of Network’s uniquely effective Network in the Prisons operating in 5 New York State prisons and Network in the Community, providing reentry programming in Harlem and the Bronx.
Network is a quiet yet extraordinary success story. 92% of Network program participants who have reentered to society continue to live as law abiding, functional members and leaders of their community 3 years following release, compared to only 60% in New York State as a whole and 25% nationally.
Board of Directors Chair Mary Ellen Kramer said that Thorin Daye is the perfect choice to lead the organization. “Thorin Daye represents the future of corrections - with programming grounded in personal responsibility, leadership and a culture of service. His complete immersion in and mastery of Network principles has transformed hundreds of men over the years to experience themselves as valuable and contributing members of society, able to resolve any issue with communication.” Co-Executive Director Anne Williams said of Daye, “Under his leadership at the Network residential facility at Otisville, the 50 men in the program refer to him and to each other as their ‘family’. Our job now is work together to expand Network programming to every New York State prison and to every borough in New York City.”
“I am thrilled by the opportunity to lead this agency with the full support of the Board of Directors, my Co-Director, Anne Williams, the staff and Network participants,” said Daye. I see this role as the next step in fulfilling on my dream to create a true partnership that results in New York State leading the nation in effective re-entry.”
Network in the Prisons therapeutic communities—with peer mentoring, one-to-one mentoring, life skills, education and discharge planning—serve 450 individuals a year in five New York State Correctional Facilities. A Network Residential Prison Community takes the form of a miniature society or part of that society, e.g., a village or a town and it is by learning to be a stakeholder in that community that an incarcerated individual experiences what it means to live cooperatively.
Reconnection with home communities begins while individuals are still incarcerated, e.g., fund-raising for community organizations, special projects such as the Otisville From Prison with Love project in which inmates crocheted blankets for new mothers in Bronx and Harlem homeless shelters. The Network model continues to be the core component of the New York State DOCCS Shock facilities for youth.
In New York City, Network in the Community assists parolees through therapeutic support, substance use disorder prevention, services, anger management training, and a wide range of reentry services, in-house and by referral. In 2016, Network also began providing prevention services to individuals referred by DOCCS, A.C.S., the Courts and the Department of Probation.
Mary Ellen Kramer
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