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Showing posts from October, 2011

Red Hook Celebrates the New York Peace Institute Launch

Congratulations to our friends at the New York Peace Institute (NYPI) for a successful launch. After 30 years, The New York Peace Institute successfully spun off from the Safe Horizon Mediation Program into an independent organization. The New York Peace Institute provides valuable mediation services and conflict resolution workshops to our local community and cases at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. The offer a proven and effective alternative for conflict resolution. We wish them the best of luck as they bring their service to the City and beyond, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership.

Julian Adler, Project Director, and Jessica Colon, Deputy Project Director of the Red Hook Community Justice Center at the NYPI launch party on October 6, 2011.

Red Hook Continues a Proud AmeriCorp Tradition

Last Friday the Red Hook Community Justice Center proudly swore in its 17th AmeriCorps cohort. It was a wonderful occasion to cap off our first week of training and orientation. Members in our Americorps program, the New York Juvenile Justice Corps, serve at-risk youth and their communities. Every year we recruit 58 individuals to serve as part time and full time volunteers in Center for Court Innovations projects, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Officer Leroy Davis, a life-long Red Hook resident and Court Office of the Justice Center had the honor of swearing in the members. After the swearing-in ceremony, the members were led by Reg Flowers of Falcon Works Artists Group, a local Red Hook performing arts organization, in an inter-active team building exercise. We're looking forward to another successful year of service with our new members.

Court Officer Leroy Davis swears in our newest AmeriCorps members.

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