The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity and the Mayor’s Young Men’s Initiative, is expanding the New York City Justice Corps reentry initiative to serve 300 young adults annually in the South Bronx, Jamaica, East New York and Harlem. Read the Press Release.
The goals of the NYC Justice Corps are to reduce poverty and recidivism among young men and women, ages 18-24, who reside in communities with high rates of poverty and criminal justice involvement.
The program brings young adults who have been involved in the justice system together with their communities to identify and address unmet community needs through meaningful and reparative service. Following three months of service, Justice Corps members are placed in internships and then in jobs. Corps members also participate in educational services and job training programs to develop their academic and employment skills.
Since 2008, NYC Justice Corps members have completed more than 70 projects. Beautiful murals, renovated early child centers, and weatherized low-income housing in target communities across the city provide remarkable evidence of the Corps members’ work in their communities.
As of October 2012, NYC Justice Corps will serve four communities:
Bronx Justice Corps
Serving the South Bronx
1409 Fulton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
Phone: 347.329.4004 ext.*5052
Program partner: Youth Represent
Harlem Justice Corps
Serving Central and East Harlem
Taí Merey Alex
Project Manager, Harlem Justice Corps
127 West 127th Street, Room 419
New York, New York 10027
Office: (646) 593-8520 x3102
Cell: (347) 709.6127
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (for partners); email@example.com (for participants/referrals)
Program partners: Center for Employment Opportunities, Literacy Partners, The College Initiative
Brooklyn New York Justice Corps
Serving East New York, Brownsville, Bushwick
Mario A. Bodden
Center for Community Alternatives
100 Pennsylvania Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Phone: 929-234-3636 ext. 305 (o) ; 917-499-9419 (c)
Program partners: Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Youth Represent
Queens Justice Corps
Director of the Queens Justice Corps
Center for Alternative Sentencing & Employment Services, Inc. (CASES)
89-31 161st Street
Jamaica NY 11432
Program partners: Safe Space, Youth Represent
For more information, please contact Stacie Sanchez.