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Peacemaking wants to give a big THANK YOU!

Peacemaking held a fundraiser last week at Rocky Sullivan's to support out yearly trip to the African American Museum located in Washington, DC. This trip provides an opportunity for former peacemaking participants, students, peacemakers, police officers etc., to learn about the African American culture, history and traditions through interactive exhibitions. We had wonderful entertainment and food, it was a great success! We raised over $1,000! Thank you to all that came out and supported us.We Still need your help!We are only a third of the way to our goal of $3,200. If you would like to make a donation stop by the Peacemaking Department located on the lower level of the Red Hook Community Justice Center.
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The Holiday Season is here!

The holiday season has been a busy one for the department of Youth & Community Programs!
Recently, a few patrol officers and the Neighborhood Coordination Officers of PSA1 took our Youth Court members on a day trip to the Police Academy located in College Point, Queens. They received a tour of the facilitates, which included classrooms, a gymnasium, a court-room, model precinct and a subway car platform.

In the words of one of our members “it was nice to see what police officers have to go through to become a part of the department, I didn’t realize how challenging the training can be.” We concluded the trip with lunch and a karaoke car ride home! The officers came up with the idea of the trip as a form of neighborhood policing, but also to allow the youth to learn about the process of becoming a police officer. We are planning on visiting in the New Year with our new cohort of Youth Court members.




In addition, an officer from the PSA1 kindly donated a brand new Xbox controller syste…

Bridging the Gap Overload!

Last week has been a busy one for the Office of Youth and Community programs!
Pumpkin Painting Party – 10/24 A few officers from our local precinct, PSA 1 originally came to us with a list of ideas for events centered on neighborhood policing. The first event we were able to collaborate for was the Pumpkin Painting Party on Tuesday. Our Mural room was decorated with Halloween d├ęcor and different activity stations that included, face painting, pumpkin painting and a games like pin the tail on the cat. Every child was able to leave with a pumpkin, candy bag, coloring book and bookmark. In addition our Mock Court room was transformed in to a spooky CarnEVIL themed room where we scared the mess out of kids, teens and our bravest of staff members. Many Justice Center staff members went in together and were so excited to go in and get spooked out.

Lunch with Officers - 10/25 Apart of our Bridging the Gap Series: Youth, Community & Police we are now working with local schools to develop re…

Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence

On October 19th, over 30 community members, Red Hook Community Justice Center staff, and Red Hook Youth Court members marched in a Peace Walk to raise awareness about Domestic Violence – a critical issue that impacts many within our community.  Red Hook CARES (Counseling & Restorative Services) hosted this event in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, and the event aimed to empower individuals to stand up and step out against domestic violence and intimate partner violence.  Domestic Violence Police Officers from the 76th Precinct, NCOs from PSA1, and a representative from local non-profit Center for Family Life joined with community members in denouncing domestic violence while wearing RHCJC T-Shirts and carrying signs with slogans like “Love Shouldn’t Hurt.” Carlotta Walcott (Coordinator of Women’s Services at the Hidden Victims Project) and Mariama Diallo (the Project Director for the African Initiative at Sanctuary for Families) spoke out about domestic violence a…

Red Hook CARES: Community Free Store

On September 8th, Women in Touch, Red Hook CARES (Counseling and Restorative Services), and the Justice Center’s Americorps members joined together to host a community free store in Coffey Park. The Women in Touch office on Richards Street is getting a revamp and our first step was clearing out the clothing and items to make way for the new!



Women in Touch has been a long time resource and space for the community of Red Hook and the CARES team is super excited to join them in this project. However; CARES and WIT couldn’t have done it without the help of the Americorps members, who spent all day clearing out the Richards Street apartment and organizing items to give away in the free store.


Community members dropped in throughout the day to shop, enjoy some lemonade, and chat about what’s to come in the new space. The Women in Touch office on 135 Richards Street will continue to be a safe, community space. We are re-decorating and furnishing the space to make way for community events, su…

Recognizing 9/11

The Red Hook Community Resilience Corps joined the Student Conservation Association to honor 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance on Governors Island.  Following the events of September 11 Governors Island hosted the National Guard and first responders. Today, we are reminded that New York City is stronger and more resilient because of the service and dedication of individuals. AmeriCorps members worked on the Green Zone and improved the trail paths on the island. The members took pride in giving back and doing something positive!