Congratulations to our 2019-2020 NYCAYSA Executive Board



Denisha Goodman, President

Lisa Brennan, Immediate Past President

Delta Barometre, President Elect

Kathy Barlow, Vice President

Anne Marsolais, Secretary

Andrea Schneider, Treasurer















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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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.



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Hear Inspiring Keynote Speakers

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Meet Members of Your ACA Executive Board

Dr. Mary Livers

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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.

Our president, Denisha Goodman and immediate past president, Lisa Brennan representing us at the American Correctional Association’s Winter Conference 2019 in New Orleans, La.

Our president, Denisha Goodman and immediate past president, Lisa Brennan representing us at the American Correctional Association’s Winter Conference 2019 in New Orleans, La.