Robin G. Hamlisch
Lansing Residential Center is a medium secure correctional facility for girls ages 11-17 who have been adjudicated by New York State family courts for various criminal offenses. Cornell Companions visits one residential unit at a time, usually one for the first portion of the visit and another for the second. Visits are held in the facility gymnasium, or when the weather cooperates, outside in a field. Cornell Companions has been visiting Lansing since the Fall of 2001. The response from both the residents and staff has been extremely positive. Staff and volunteers noted that the girls' behavior improved significantly after the inception of the pet visitation program, so much that they say "it's like the difference between night and day."
Distance from Cornell: 8.85 miles, or about 17 minutes
270 Auburn Rd.
Lansing, NY 14882