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A confused CPA confessed she didn’t know the difference between Bronx politician Pedro Espada Jr. and his son Pedro Gautier Espada when asked about questionable checks at their embezzlement trial yesterday. Read more in the New York Post.
Norma Ortiz, Mr. Espada’s executive assistant at the Soundview Health Care Network in the Bronx for more than eight years, implicated Mr. Espada in a host of schemes he is accused of conducting. But under cross-examination by defense attorney Susan R. Necheles, she backtracked. The day’s testimony underscored the fact that much of the prosecution’s case rests on witnesses who are close to Mr. Espada and who may have benefited from his lavish spending at Soundview. Read more in The New York Times.
As part of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative, the NYC Department of Probation (DOP), in collaboration with the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), is seeking three to six qualified vendors to operate the AIM (Advocate, Intervene, Mentor) program. AIM is an intensive mentoring and advocacy program serving adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 who are on juvenile probation or facing institutional placement as a result of a Family Court disposition. Participants must reside in or adjacent to East New York, Brownsville, South Bronx or Jamaica. The ultimate goal of AIM is to help build stronger and safer communities, reduce crime and recidivism, and promote lifelong gains for youth involved in the juvenile justice system in New York City.
The anticipated available annual funding for the contracts awarded under this RFP will be $1.885 million to be divided among the three service options. The maximum price per participant for the AIM Program is $18,850. In each service option, the funding level per contract will depend on the number of youth on probation served. DOP anticipates that the minimum annual contract amount will be $301,600, to serve a minimum of 16 participants.
It is anticipated that the term of the contracts awarded from this RFP will be for three years from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015, with an option to renew for three additional one-year periods.
A series of pre-proposal conferences will be held on April 4th and 5th. Proposals are due April 25th.
For more information and to download a copy of the RFP, visit the Department of Probation website.
Andrew Goodman, 27, who worked for Jewish social-service agencies, is charged with sexually abusing two Orthodox boys for years in Flatbush — one from age 11 to 15, the other from age 13 to 16. Read more in the New York Post.
Mayor Bloomberg came to Brownsville Thursday to tout a new city probation office that quietly began operating last month. The NeON office – Neighborhood Opportunity Network – is geared to help adult offenders who are its clients get assistance from local education, health and social-services providers that are partnering with it. The choice of location, however, has riled neighborhood activists, who protested outside the Mayor’s press conference. Read more in the Daily News.