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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
Monique De La Oz
Program Director
Phipps Community Development Corporation
The Turning Point Center
1409 Fulton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10456
Phone: 347.329.4004, ext. 5050
Email: MDeLaOz@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 East New York, Brownsville, Bushwick
Kristina Sepúlveda
Project Director
Center for Community Alternatives
100 Pennsylvania Avenue, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Phone: 929.234.3636
Email: ksepulveda@communityalternatives.org

Queens Justice Corps
Serving Jamaica
Tenaja Jordan
Program Director
Center for Alternative Sentencing & Employment Services, Inc. (CASES)
89-31 161st Street
Jamaica NY 11432
Phone: 347.474.1896
Fax: 718.704.2055
Email: tjordan@cases.org

For more information, please contact Stacie Sanchez.