Deadline is July 15, 2018 for the
LEONARD MORGENBESSER EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
DR. LEONARD MORGENBESSER WORKED FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES AS A RESEARCHER FOR THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION. UNTIL HIS UNTIMELY DEATH IN MARCH 2013, LEONARD MORGENBESSER WAS A STRONG ANTI-GUN VIOLENCE ADVOCATE WHO PAINSTAKINGLY CATALOGED THE IN THE CITY'S STREETS, AND STEADFASTLY CHALLENGED CITIZENS AND LAW MAKERS ALIKE TO HELP MAKE ALBANY A SAFER CITY.
LEONARD MORGENBESSER ALSO SERVED THE NEW YORK CORRECTIONS AND YOUTH SERVICES ASSOCIATION FOR OVER 20 YEARS AS A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD AND AS A CO-CHAIRPERSON OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION COMMITTEE. LEONARD WAS COMMITTED TO ENSURING THAT THE TRAINING PROVIDED TO ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRECTIONAL STAFF WAS RELEVANT AND MEANINGFUL. HE WORKED DILIGENTLY IN SUPPORT OF HIS BELIEFS THAT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES SHOULD BE PLENTIFUL AND ACCREDITED. HIS HARD WORK AND DEDICATION HELPED TO KEEP CAYSA IN THE FOREFRONT OF THIS ENDEAVOR.
IT IS WITH GREAT PRIDE THAT NYCAYSA OFFERS THIS EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF LEONARD MORGENBESSER.
THE LEONARD MORGENBESSER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP IS AN ANNUALLY AWARDED $500 SCHOLARSHIP.
- MUST BE A RESIDENT OF NEW YORK STATE
- MUST BE CURRENTLY WORKING OR STUDYING IN A FIELD RELATED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, COMMUNITY SUPERVISION, JUVENILE JUSTICE, OR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES.
- MUST USE THE SCHOLARSHIP TOWARD AN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY SUCH AS CONTINUED FORMAL EDUCTATION, OR ATTENDANCE AT A PROFESSIONALLY RELEVANT CONFERENCE OR TRAINING SEMINAR.
PRIMARY AWARD CRITERIA
- APPLICANTS WILL HAVE DEMONSTRATED A SINCERE INTEREST IN THE FIELD.
- APPLICANTS WILL BE INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY AND OTHER EXTRA CURRICULAR INVOLVEMENT.
- FINANCIAL NEED AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT MAY BE CONSIDERED.
Thank you regional committees for outstanding educational symposiums!
Spring into Regional Symposiums!
Region 1 Genesee Community College March 16, 2018
Region 2 Crowne Plaza, Lake Placid June 8, 2018
Region 3 Radisson, Wolf Rd, Colonie May 11, 2018
Region 4/5 SUNY New Paltz May 11, 2018
Region 6 Holiday Inn, Waterloo May 4, 2018
Dr. Leonard Morgenbesser worked for more than three decades as a researcher for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Until his untimely death in March 2013, Leonard Morgenbesser was a strong anti-gun violence advocate who painstakingly cataloged the violence in the city's streets, and steadfastly challenged citizens and law makers alike to help make Albany, New York a safer city.
Leonard Morgenbesser also served the New York Corrections and Youth Services Association for over 20 years as a member of the Executive Board and as a co-chairperson of the Higher Education Committee. Leonard was committed to ensuring that the training provided to all law enforcement and correctional staff was relevant and meaningful. He worked diligently in support of his beliefs that training opportunities should be plentiful and accredited. His hard work and dedication helped to keep CAYSA in the forefront of this endeavor.
It is with great pride that NYCAYSA offers this educational scholarship each year to honor the memory of Leonard Morgenbesser.
The 2016 recipient of the Leonard Morgenbesser scholarship is Madyson Green. Ms. Green is currently attending SUNY Brockport studyingcriminal justice with a double minor in anthropology and forensic science. Her career goal is to become a federal corrections officer. She is dedicated to her studies, and also worked FULL time this summer as a security guard at Darien Lake theme park. Her references are stellar, and she was promoted to second shift sergeant because of her hard work and dedication.
Please join me in congratulating Madyson Green as the 2016 recipient of the Leonard Morgenbesser scholarship.
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CAYSA IS A DUAL CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION
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:
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.
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