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Showing posts from August, 2011

Youth Programs College Tour

The Red Hook Youth Court members, Youth from the JustArts: Photography Program and the Internship Program had an exciting day visiting Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania, 2011 on August 5, 2011. For some of the youth it was their first time visiting colleges outside of New York City.  At Temple University, the youth received a tour of the campus where they learned about the admission process, the university's majors, student life and special clubs and programs they offered. Some youth were hesitant of asking questions at first; however, as the tour went on many of the youth were comfortable to ask questions regarding the majors and the admissions process for Temple. In addition, many of the youth were fascinated by the University of Pennsylvania and they enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about the college admission process, scholarships that are offered. One youth court member, Shaquille, was fascinated with the Engineering Program at Penn and he stated "I …

Apply to be an AmeriCorps Member at the Red Hook Community Justice Center

The RedHook Community JusticeCenter is looking for volunteers to serve in its AmeriCorps program, the New York Juvenile Justice Corps. The Corps places members in the Red Hook Community Justice Center to assist with youth and community programs, housing assistance, clinical case management, alternative sanctions and GED instruction. Throughout the year, Corps members participate in meaningful service projects to have a visible impact in the community as well as monthly trainings to support their professional development.
Red Hook Youth Court Case Developer Youth Organizing Programs Assistant Just Arts Programs Assistant Criminal Court Clinical Case Manager Youth Clinical Services Case Manager Housing and Information Resource Center Assistant GED Teaching Associate

What are the Benefits? Educational grant award of $5,550 which can be used toward tuition or student loansLiving stipend…

Red Hook Celebrates its 17th Annual National Night Out Against Crime

On Tuesday night, the RedHook Community celebrated its 17th Annual National Night Out.  This important event was made possible by the hard work and collaboration of the Kings Country District Attorney's Office, the 76th Precinct, the RedHook Community JusticeCenter, the Office for Court Administration, PSA 1 Housing Police, Red Hook Court Officers, Partnership for Parks, and the New York Juvenile Justice Corps. 
Hundreds of friends and neighbors came together in Red Hook’s CoffeyPark for a beautiful summer evening of music, face painting, fingerprinting of kids as a safety mechanism for parents, pony rides, BBQ, resource fair and Youth Olympics!  Speakers included Judge Alex Calabrese, 76th Precinct Captain John Lewis. City Councilpersons Sara Gonzalez and Brad Lander, State Senators Velmanette Montgomery and Daniel Squadron, and Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes.  Representatives from Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Office, Assembly Woman Joan Millman’s Office and the New York City Housing…

Community Service in Action

The JusticeCenter is partnering with another Center for Court Innovation project, NYC Community Clean Up, to expand our community service in addition to our partnerships with the NYCHA and the Parks Department. Community Service is an alternative sanction for an offender that has been used as part of our restorative justice model since we opened. By mandating offenders to restore the community, the JusticeCenter makes justice more visible to local residents and acknowledges that communities can be victims just like individuals. Restitution projects include painting over graffiti, sweeping the streets and cleaning the JusticeCenter, and occur mostly in Southwest Brooklyn. During the first half of this year alone, offenders completed at least 2,520 hours of community service, contributing at least $18,270 worth of labor to Southwest, Brooklyn.
If you interested in having our community service address a neighborhood eyesore, especially one that is leading to criminal or delinquent activit…