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Invest in
Justice
Transformation

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Invest in
Justice
Transformation

GOSO’s model is an alternative to mass incarceration. Join our campaign to help us expand our blueprint and transform what justice means in New York City.

OUR GOAL

$2.5 Million

THE ISSUES

Systemic Racism, Overpolicing and Police Brutality, Mass Incarceration, Cycle of Recidivism, Lasting Stigmas, Mental Health and Wellness

OUR SOLUTION

Chart: Recidivism rates of young men nationwide at 67% compared to GOSO participants at 15%Chart: Recidivism rates of young men nationwide at 67% compared to GOSO participants at 15%

GOSO’s proven model is an alternative to mass incarceration.

We address these issues through our unique and comprehensive model. We dream of justice, infused with trauma-informed care, healing, and dignity.

Historically, GOSO has only been able to reach a small portion of the justice-involved population in New York City. We want to change that. And we need your help to do it.

OUR CAMPAIGN GOALS

1

Increase
Impact

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GOSO is currently only reaching 2.2% of the justice-involved population in NYC. We want our transformative work to meet the need across all five boroughs.

2

Expand
‍Infrastructure

Young Latino man with glasses talking with other participants

Our new ADA-accessible building will provide a space for gathering, events, and meetings, and allow us to strengthen our strong bonds in the community.

3

DEEPEN
Results

Young Black male holding accomplishment certificate

Individuals should not only survive out of the system, they should thrive. We are positioned to be a resource for justice-involved individuals to reach their fullest potential.

GOSO recognizes us. I can count on them to be there to say what I’m doing is important and it matters. I always know they’re there if I need them. That’s the best part.

Dashawn A.
GOSO participant

I just want to keep building. Since being a part of GOSO, I’ve learned how persistent and motivated I am. I’ve made it this far and I don’t want to go back.

Jordan R.
GOSO participant

This year, I hope to achieve brand new goals I set for myself and experience personal growth with each goal I achieve.

Alex M.
GOSO participant

Having help from GOSO relieved a lot of stress. I didn’t have to worry about how I was going to pay for certain things, so I was able to just focus on doing well in my classes.

Ben S.
GOSO participant

Help us increase our impact, expand infrastructure, and deepen results

Invest iN Justice Transformation