New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health: Increase Access to Services for Survivors of Crime Grantees

In April 2017, New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health was selected to receive funds under the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII) in response to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s request for proposals to Increase Access to Services for Survivors of Crime. This investment significantly increases access to a number of critical services for survivors of crime, particularly for those who face considerable barriers to accessing services such as immigrants; LGBTQ individuals; individuals with disabilities or who are D/deaf or hard of hearing; and people of color.

With these funds, the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health is developing its Manhattan Justice for Workers Collaborative to increase reporting of wage theft and safety and health violations among low-wage, immigrant workers and their families. MJWC will conduct community outreach ; case management to construction workers; community leadership and development training; and referrals to other victim services as needed.

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health is one of 10 organizations to receive funds to increase access to services for survivors of crime. These programs will enhance the current landscape of services for survivors in Manhattan and across the city. By making these services more accessible, the DA’s Office seeks to increase the use of services, improve survivor outcomes, and mitigate the increased risk of criminal offending that is often associated with victimization or circumstances surrounding victimization, ultimately increasing public safety.

The investments under this initiative, along with the other initiatives being developed under CJII, form a comprehensive set of strategic investments that, together, will have a significant, lasting impact on public safety and justice reform in New York City.