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KEVIN C. COSTIN

Kevin Cole Costin graduated from Harvard College in 1988 where he studied Fine Arts, followed by two years of post-graduate work at the A.R.T. Institute at Harvard. In 1999, he received an MSW degree from Columbia University. From 2000 to 2006, he was the Executive Director of ComALERT (Community and Law Enforcement Resources Together), the nation’s first prosecutor-sponsored prisoner reentry program that he developed while employed at the Kings Count District Attorney’s Office (Brooklyn). He is presently the Executive Director of Counseling Service of the Eastern District of New York (CSEDNY), a New York State-licensed mental health and substance abuse treatment agency with multiple sites in New York City and Long Island. CSEDNY specializes in working with formerly incarcerated and court-involved individuals and their families, and the agency was incorporated in 1973 as the nation’s oldest federally funded alternative to incarceration counseling and treatment program.  In addition to his work with CorbinDances, Costin is also a Board member of the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP), a Trustee at the American Repertory Theater, and he is a member of a Columbia University School of Social Work Advisory Committee. Costin is a resident of Brooklyn and he maintains strong ties to the Boston area and spends considerable time in Cambridge and Nahant where his family resides.