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Thanks Leroy!

Court Officer Leroy Davis
The Justice Center is saying farewell to our beloved Court Officer Leroy Davis as he retires after 20 years as a New York State Court Officer. Leroy has played a critical part in the success of the Justice Center since we opened 11 years ago. Leroy’s claim to fame is our 10 minute overview video, “Red Hook Justice,” which countless friends, visitors, and court administrators have seen. The video features Leroy walking through Red Hook saying, “I’ve got to be a part of that” and “we treat the community with a lot more respect”.During his time here, Leroy has established a tone of respect and approachability that has set a standard for how courts around the world inter-act with the public. Leroy was raised in Red Hook and is also a Veteran. In addition to his duties as a Court Officer, Leroy has helped mentor many youth coming though the Justice Center and around the neighborhood. He will be dearly missed and we wish him the best on his new venture in life.

What can Thurrock learn from Brooklyn courts?

Last week Michael Casey of the local English online paper, YourThurrock.Com visited the Justice Center to learn from our experience with restorative justice and working with our community in Red Hook.  You can see the interview with Deputy Project Director, Jessica Colon on the link below. is an on-line newspaper covering every aspect of life of the borough of Thurrock in London, England.