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NYC Justice Corps

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
Vanessa Vanterpool
Program Director
Phipps Neighborhoods
1409 Fulton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
347.329.4004, ext. 5050
Email: VVanterpool@phippsny.org

Harlem Justice Corps
Serving Central and East Harlem
Alison Trenk
Program Director 
127 West 127th Street, Room 419
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 646.593.8520
Email: trenka@courtinnovation.org

Brooklyn New York Justice Corps
Serving Bed Stuy, Brownsville, Crown Heights, Bushwick, and East New York
Akia Williams, Program Assistant
Center for Alternative Sentencing & Employment Services, Inc.
151 Lawrence Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Ph: 212.553.6304 ext. #0
Fax: 718.596.3872
Email: bkjc@cases.org

Queens Justice Corps
Serving Jamaica
Tanaya Richardson
Office Manager, Queens Justice Corps
Center for Alternative Sentencing & Employment Services, Inc.
89-31- 161st Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Ph: 347.796.4111
Fax: 718.704.2055
Email: qjc@cases.org

For more information, please contact Sherrie Waller or visit the Justice Corps website.