Shelter in the City Trailer – Stanley Richards and Casimiro Torres

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Stanley Richards & Casimiro “Cas” Torres – Fortune Society

Stanley is Senior Vice President of Fortune Society. He has worked in the Criminal Justice field for over 23 years. His work with incarcerated persons started while he was himself incarcerated in a NY State prison, where he worked as the Inmate Director of
Pre-Release. He is a graduate of Medaille College, and also a Robert Wood Johnson Fellow.

Caimiro “Cas” Torres spent 16 years in various juvenile and adult detention facilities for a variety of crimes fueled by a desperate need to escape the pain of his childhood on the streets of NYC. Cas arrived at the Fortune Society in 2005 determined to change his life. Since then, he has served on its board of directors, appeared on CNN, NBC, NY1 and has written articles for the New York Times and El Diario. He also co-wrote the play “The Castle,” which was eventually produced as the movie “Released.”

Currently, Cas is on hiatus from clinical work and is working as Superintendent at the Fortune Society’s supportive housing “Castle Gardens.” He is married with a son and a daughter who are attending University of Bridgeport and Syracuse University.