Prison consulting and advocacy services for pre/post sentencing & incarceration
Mr. Rothfeld has a M.A. Criminal Justice (MACJ) and a Post Graduate Certification in Criminal Sentencing and Sentencing Advocacy (PG Cert., CSSA) from Arizona State University's Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions. Additionally, he holds an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU and a Bachelor of Science from The State University of NY at Albany where he majored in accounting.
Mr. Rothfeld has extensive first-hand knowledge of the NYC Department of Corrections (NYCDOCS) and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS). Additionally, he has close working relationships with many NYC/NYS criminal defense attorneys and handled many state cases in CA, NJ, CT, PA, NC, TX, GA, and elsewhere.
Mr. Rothfeld has prepared numerous Pre-Sentencing Memorandums, Sealed Memorandums to Judges, Sentencing Statements, Letters of Support for Temporary Release, Dept. of Corrections Appeals, Medical Parole Filings, Parole Reports and Change in Parole Circumstances. In addition, while Mr. Rothfeld is not an attorney, he has assisted attorneys (for his clients) in drafting Article 78s, Orders to Show Cause, Motions to Withdraw Pleas, and Writs of Habeas Corpus.
Prior to 2014, and his career in criminal justice, he spent almost 20-years in the financial services industry. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Accounting from The State University of NY at Albany and earned a dual major (Finance & International Business) Master of Business Administration from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business. In addition, he was formerly a licensed Certified Public Accountant for almost a decade.
Mr. Rothfeld is actively involved in NYS criminal justice legislation and reform and was actively involved in the passage of the Less is More Act parole reform legislation. He frequently assists defense attorneys in the pre-trial phase as a forensic research analyst, forensic financial consultant, and other issues arise during discovery.
Prior to working with Inside Outside, Dr. Al was a 10-year tenured college professor teaching social work classes and also trained in Trauma Informed Care. In addition, Dr. Al was a NYS County Commissioner of Social Services where he worked with the NYS Department of Corrections & Community Supervision (NYS DOCCS) to establish a plan to inform Counties incarcerated individuals in order to prepare them for their release from custody and have housing and services available.
In addition, he was the former Executive Director of an agency that worked with immigrants seeking asylum providing housing, education, training and integration services and lead researcher for Strengthen Families Research a Federally funded program evaluating the efficacy of Program Strengthening Families.
Other notable highlights and distinguishments:
1) Chair of Hard to Serve Committee which evaluated and created programming for youth who committed serious crimes as an alternative to incarceration.
2) Raise the Age Committee participant focusing on NYS efforts to raise the age of incarcerating youth at the age of 16 to 18.
3) Presented at a National Conference on Trauma Informed Care.
4) Architect of Building a New Secure Detention Building & Program in NYS as an alternative to Incarceration for Youth committing adult crimes.
5) Architect of Building an Apartment Complex & Programming for older Youth in Foster Care that had no place to live.
6) Thirty (30) Years running programs for youth in Residential Care, Non-Secure Detention and Secure Detention.
Incarcerated himself for 4 years, Dr. Al used his time very productively. He became a Paralegal after completing all required classwork and testing and was responsible for teaching classes in ART, Phase I, Phase III and worked in the Law Library. Taught the class on "How to become a Law Library Clerk" and had a 100% pass rate on the legal exam taken by incarcerated individuals who took the class. He now brings his knowledge of the NYS DOCCS and paralegal skills to Inside Outside.
At Inside Outside™, we specialize in educating you and your family on the journey ahead. We de-mystify the journey, the process, and the department of corrections through face-to-face meetings beginning with you and your attorney(s), you and your family, and alone with you as an individual. We provide written memorandum, handbooks, and guidance to bring calm and understanding to the unsettling chaos and emotions. We contact clergy at the various facilities and regions to ensure any religious needs you have are met.
We are dedicated to you and your family by advocating on your behalf from the day of engagement, into sentencing, through incarceration and until the day of your released. We will be there with you through the entire process, understanding what results you want to achieve and helping you understand what actions we can take (and cannot) on your behalf. We will make sure that you understand the choices you have to choose from, and then ultimately make so you feel empowered to make them.
On a daily basis we are working with the finest attorneys in NYS and around the country. We also have an extensive network of criminal justice professionals across all sectors of the industry to call upon. If we don't know the answer(s), we'll tell you, and we'll lean on our professional network to see if we can get that answer for you.
Daily, weekly, monthly, depending on you and your family we are available by phone, email, and text message to deal with any issue that arises. Our team has extensive knowledge on navigating the system and providing answers; and when there isn't an answer our team will advise you just the same. Please see our testimonials and then schedule your free phone consultation or meeting today.