Overview: The Justice Community program will engage young adults involved in the criminal justice system in subsidized community benefit projects.
Participant Age: 16-24
Participating City Agencies: Department of Probation (DOP) and the Mayor’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO)
Details: The program is built around community benefit projects to improve the health, safety, beauty and sustainability of the neighborhood. It incorporates educational, work, team, and civic engagement experiences. DOP will contract with community-based organizations to organize the projects, leverage local resources, and perform case management. Participants will receive a stipend.
The program is goal and team-oriented. Participants will come to see themselves as positive community role models. They will also learn about their legal rights in an effort to reduce barriers to future education and employment. Participants will receive stipends or incentives in support of workforce engagement, sustained community participation and achieving milestones.
Below is a list of the organizations that will be providing Justice Community programs:
|Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation|
|444 Thomas S. Boyland St., Brooklyn, NY 11212|
|The Osborne Association|
|809 Westchester Ave., Bronx, NY 10455|
|Center for Community Alternatives|
|Site 1: 25 Chapel St., Brooklyn, NY 11201|
Site 2: 692 Blake Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207
|The Children's Village|
Manhattan 9, 11
|2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., NY, NY 10027|
|Research Foundation of CUNY (LaGuardia Community College)|
|158-29 Archer Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11433 |