CAB Success Stories

Participant: Jeff L.
Meeting Date: January, 2012
Exit Interview: March, 2012
Charge: Petit Larceny, in violation of Section 155.25 of the Penal Law of the State of New York, a Class A Misdemeanor
Disposition: ACOD
After meeting with the Board, the Board and participant agreed to, and the participant completed the following CAB Tasks:
• 20 CS hours (completed at Capital City Rescue Mission)
• Apology letter to Wal-Mart and girlfriend
• Complete list of 10 local community resources for food and clothing
Comment: “The CAB process was a wonderful alternative for me on my first arrest.  It felt good to be able to give back to the community thru volunteering.  And I met a lot of wonderful, helpful, and positive people thru CAB and working at the Mission.  Thank you for CAB.”  
 
Participant: Jimmy M.
Meeting Date: April, 2012
Exit Interview: May, 2012
Charge: Exposure of Person, in violation of Section 245.01 of the Penal Law of the State of New York
Disposition: Pled guilty to Public Urination or Defecation, in violation of Section 255-41 of the General City Ordinance of the City of Albany
After meeting with the Board, the Board and participant agreed to, and the participant completed the following CAB Tasks:
• 15 hours of CS (completed at Pine Hills Cleanup and NYS Museum)
• 1 Page Essay regarding the negative effects that exposing oneself and urinating in public can have on the community, and what the worst case scenario could have been
Comment: “This was a lengthy but very efficient program with regard to helping me understand the degree at which my actions could've affected both me and the community.”

Participant: Gabrielle S.
Meeting Date: May, 2012
Exit Interview: July, 2012
Charge: Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, in violation of Section 195.05 of the Penal Law of the State of New York, a Class A Misdemeanor
Disposition: ACOD
CAB Tasks:
• 10 hours of CS (with PAL)
• Apology letter to the Police Officer
Comment: “I am very grateful for this program I would recommend it to anyone else who would be given the opportunity.”

Participant: Tim D.
Meeting Date:  March, 2012
Exit Interview: May, 2012
Charge: Petit Larceny, in violation of Section 155.25 of the Penal Law of the State of New York, a Class A Misdemeanor
Disposition: Pled guilty to Disorderly Conduct, in violation of Section 240.20 of the Penal Law of the State of New York, a Violation
After meeting with the Board, the Board and participant agreed to, and the participant completed the following CAB Tasks:
• 25 CS hours (completed at the Albany Emergency Overflow Shelter)
• 2 page essay on what he would do in a similar situation and consequences if he repeated his actions
Comment: “I strongly believe that CAB has opened my eyes into seeing how much wrong there is in stealing and what could have happened if I continued stealing.”