Justice Community

Overview: The Justice Community program engages young adults involved in the criminal justice system in subsidized community benefit projects.

Participant Age: 16-24

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 contracts with community-based organizations to organize the projects, leverage local resources, and perform case management.

The program is goal and team-oriented. Participants come to see themselves as positive community role models. They also learn about their legal rights in an effort to reduce barriers to future education and employment. Participants receive stipends or incentives in support of workforce engagement, sustained community participation and achieving milestones.

Below is a list of the organizations that are providing Justice Community programs:

Organization Neighborhood Address
Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation Brooklyn - Brownsville 444 Thomas S. Boyland St., Suite 106, Brooklyn, NY 11212
The Osborne Association Bronx - South Bronx 809 Westchester Ave., Bronx, NY 10455
Center for Community Alternatives Brooklyn - East New York 480 Vermont Street, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11207
The Children's Village Manhattan - West Harlem 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., NY, NY 10027
Research Foundation of CUNY (LaGuardia Community College) Queens - Jamaica 158-29 Archer Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11433