Since its founding, Vera has created 18 nonprofit organizations with combined revenues of more than $200M. These nonprofits represent innovative models for employment, victim services, indigent defense, drug treatment, and related programs.
Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation (1975)
Providing a wide range of substance treatment, outpatient chemical dependency programs, and primary and HIV/AIDS care programs.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (1997)
Established in partnership with South Africa’s Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development, the bureau helped public officials design, implement, and evaluate projects to make the country’s criminal justice practices more effective and humane. It ceased operations in 2004, and its work became part of the National Prosecuting Authority.
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (1989)
Operating projects that demonstrate alternatives to both parole and prison.
Center for Employment Opportunities
Providing employment, job training, and job development to men and women returning from jail or prison.
Cincinnati Institute of Justice (1976)
Conducted planning, program development, and assessment activities in partnership with the Cincinnati Police Department’s Criminal Justice Planning Section until its closure in the 1987, when its work became part of local government agencies.
Esperanza ( 2006)
Operating as a dispositional option for placement-bound youth by providing individual and family counseling in the neighborhoods and homes where the clients reside.
Family Justice (2001)
Drawing on the unique strengths of families and neighborhoods to break cycles of involvement with the criminal justice system. Winner of the 2003 Innovations in American Government Award, Family Justice ceased operations in the fall of 2009; its training and technical assistance work became part of Vera.
Guardian Assistance Network
Helping families or friends who have been appointed by the court under Article 81 of the New York State Mental Hygiene Law to serve as guardians.
Housing and Services, Inc.
Housing and Services, Inc. (1991) - Providing technical assistance to community-based organizations helping to develop and manage supportive housing for the formerly homeless, people with AIDS, and the frail elderly.
Job Path (1978)
Helping people with developmental disabilities work in the mainstream economy by providing employment services, community supports, service coordination, and supported living programs.
Legal Action Center (1974)
Advocating for practical solutions to social problems caused by drug abuse, alcoholism, and HIV/AIDS.
Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (1996)
Providing indigent Harlem residents with criminal defense and related services. Nationally recognized as an innovative model of indigent defense services.
Neighborhood Youth and Family Services (1979)
Keeping Bronx families together by supporting at-risk young people to lead drug-free, productive, fulfilling lives.
New York City Criminal Justice Agency (1977)
Helping arraignment judges make informed release decisions and foster the use of release on recognizance.
Police Assessment Resource Center (2001)
Working nationally inside and outside law enforcement to advance civilian oversight of policing.
Project Renewal (formerly the Manhattan Bowery Corporation, 1967)
Providing alcohol and substance abuse treatment, employment training, and outreach services to the homeless.
Safe Horizon (formerly Victim Services, 1978)
Providing practical services to victims of crime, stranded travelers, immigrants, and homeless youth.
Wildcat Service Corporation (1972)
Providing vocational education and training to New York City's unemployed; operates the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy, an alternative high school.