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New Mural in Red Hook's Youth Justice Programs Room

Thanks to a partnership with the Groundswell Community Mural Project and the hard work of a group of dedicated youth artists, Red Hook's Youth Justice Programs room now has a beautiful new mural, "Transform." To read the story of a teen who became involved in the mural project as a result of a community service requirement assigned to him by the Red Hook Youth Court, click here.


Take a look below at photos of the final product as well as the work in progress.




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  1. Congrats on a great project! What a beautiful piece of art and statement.

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