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Welcome to our new Executive Director!
Rev. Valerie Mapstone Ackerman joined the team on July 15, 2013. NYADP is looking forward to renewed energy and opportunities for supporters to get involved. Please be patient while we re-boot! Volunteers and renewed donations are invited. You can reach Valerie at Valerie.Ackerman@rcda.org
Reducing Violence, Helping Victims
For almost 20 years, New Yorkers for Alternative to the Death Penalty has accomplished its goals of abolishing the death penalty, transforming lives by assisting crime victims and the families of the incarcerated, and working to prevent and reduce the incidence of violent crime.
Through innovative and adaptive programming, NYADP unites five key constituencies who share an interest in policies and programs that address the consequences of violent of crime and reduce the likelihood of violence in their communities.
-Mental health advocates
-Families of prisoners
-Restorative justice practitioners
Featured Program: Reducing Violence Among Youth
Limits of Loyalty
Limits of Loyalty is a crime-prevention program developed by NYADP and its partners to teach targeted youth about the consequences of committing violent crimes.
A panel of survivors (e.g., family member of a murder victim, survivor of sexual or physical violence, former gang member) from the community tells their stories to assemblies of students with the goal of legitimizing the law and promoting social norms.
The panel also teaches youth that what they think of as loyalty—to a family member involved in drug dealing, to a gang dispensing justice through murder, or to a neighborhood that accepts violence as part of its identity – is, in fact, condoning and even abetting crime and violence.
In 2012, more than 1,500 middle and high school students in Schenectady, NY attended a Limits of Loyalty panel presentation. For more information on the Limits of Loyalty program, please contact Marie.
Our continued success with programs like Limits of Loyalty depends on the support of caring people like you. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to NYADP. Together, we can end violence.
To donate online, click here. Please make checks payable to NYADP and mail to 40 North Main Avenue, Albany, NY 12203.
Thank you to everyone who came out to honor NYADP's longtime executive director, David Kaczynski at his farewell celebration in Albany on April 22. We are very grateful to everyone who made a financial contribution in support of NYADP's programming.