Congratulations to morgenbesser scholarship winner julie colao-Termini!!

Julie Colao-Termini, ORC Aide Trainee at Downstate Correctional Facility, has been awarded this year's Leonard Morgenbesser Educational Scholarship!  Julie has been a state employee for eight years and is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree in Human Development at Empire State College.  She is a CAYSA Regional Executive Board member while also serving on multiple other committees at the various facilities that she has worked at.  Please join us in congratulating her on her very well earned award!


Enter for a chance to win a Free Trip to a National conference!

CAYSA is pleased to offer a $900 scholarship to one of its members to help defray costs involved with attending the ACA Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana this coming January 22-27, 2016. Please submit a letter to CAYSA President Sharon Benson-Perry stating why you are interested in attending the conference, what you hope to gain by attending, and how you have been involved in CAYSA and/or ACA. Send your letter to:                          

14 Hidden Pines Drive, Plattsburgh NY 12901

Call 518-492-2511x 4312 if you have any questions or need further details. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2015. One winner will be chosen from all submissions after review of applications by the CASYA Executive Board. We look forward tohaving you join NYCAYSA in NOLA in 2016! 


registration for the 2015 symposium in lake placid is now open!!!!

download the registration form here!!


As a CAYSA member your elected Executive Board represents YOU by annually attending the ACA Winter Conference and Congress of Correction. These annual conferences not only offer an outstanding opportunity to attend cutting edge training, but is also the time that national committees meet to conduct their business meetings. CASYA is currently represented on a national level with members appointed to the following ACAcommittees:


Student affairs


In addition to actively working on these committees, your CAYSA Executive Board members also attend the Board of Governors' at each conference,  and are voting members of the Delegate Assembly. These governing bodies are charged with making decisions and policy necessary tothe daily operations of ACA. They also translate legislative policy and interpret public sentiment to craft the accreditation standardswe all are effected by in our day to day work.  Please check out WWW.ACA.ORG for more information about thesegoverning entities of ACA. You can also contact any member of your Regional Executive Board for more information.



Everyone should experience a national ACA conference at least once during their career. It's anopportunity to .....

Hear Inspiring Keynote Speakers

Vicki Lawrence, "Mama"  from the Carol Burnett Show

Meet Members of Your ACA Executive Board


Learn and Share!!



Looking forward to a great New York turnout for the ACA Conference in

Boston , MA  -- August 5-10,  2016

For upcoming conference details visit


2015 Symposium rapidly approaching!!

this year's statewide symposium  will be taking place at the beautiful high peaks resort in lake placid, ny.  looking forward to seeing all of you there.  registration will be available shortly. download the save the date here!


Current CAYSA News

This year's statewide symposium was a huge success!  Thank you to all that attended.  Enjoy the slideshows below to see some of the great trainings offered and how much fun we all had.  Can't wait to see you next year in Lake Placid!

Empire State Law Enforcement Training Network

CAYSA is pleased to announce our organization’s newest affiliate organization, the Empire State Law Enforcement Training Network. CAYSA President Mike Graziano and Mark Rosenzweig, Chairman of the Empire State Law Enforcement Training Network, signed the formal MOU of Affiliation at meeting of the CAYSA Board of Directors earlier this year. ESLETN and CAYSA have a common mission to conduct and support training for criminal justice, juvenile justice, and law enforcement employees throughout New York State. As a result of this action we now have the opportunity to expand staff training opportunities that will directly benefit the members of each organization.