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Robert DeLeon

Associate Vice President of Programs, Fortune Society

Board Member, People's Advocacy Institute

Robert DeLeon is a Puerto Rican native of New York City.  He is the Associate Vice President of Programs at the Fortune Society.  An expert in field of alternatives to incarceration and a formerly incarcerated person himself, Mr. DeLeon, has spent the last 20 years working to build alternatives to incarceration opportunities for adults and young people that have experienced the trauma of the criminal system. 

Robert is the former Associate Director of Youth Programs at CASES, where he oversaw the development of five youth programs for young people ages 13 to 26. His portfolio includes two Justice Corps Programs, two New York City Alternative to Detention Programs, the first Annie Casey Justice Involved Youth Program in New York City, substance abuse programs, and the long-standing Client Employment Program (CEP).  He currently directs programs at the Fortune Society where he oversees over a dozen programs for justice involved people that includes housing, employment, and alternatives to incarceration.


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