Community Partnership Efforts

The Community Partnerships Unit (CPU) strategically recruits, retains and collaborates with community partners to bring additional programming to all DOC facilities. Community partners include but are not limited to City agencies, community based organizations, individual and group volunteers. It supports the efforts of a number of in-jail and community partners who work with the Department to support idleness reduction efforts within NYC DOC correctional facilities as well as community stabilization and through the Office of Volunteer Services, expedite the access of individuals to DOC facilities, troubleshoot issues that arise with regard to volunteers to ensure the safe and secure approval of volunteer applicants.

Please submit all new programs and volunteer proposals to and we will respond in a timely manner.