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Showing posts from October, 2013

Red Hook After Sandy. One Year Later.

The impact of Sandy is still a daily presence in Red Hook. People who live and work here will never forget the damage and loss. We also cannot forget the outpouring of support from volunteers, residents, and nonprofits that came together to help each other. Many of our staff were directly impacted by Sandy and lived in flooded areas like Red Hook, the Rockaways and Staten Island. Many residents and local businesses are still struggling to get back on their feet. This community, like so many others, continues to work together to recover and make sure we're more resilient for the next storm.

You can see past blog posts from the Justice Center immediately following the storm here:
Renewal in Red Hook, Shelter from the Storm, Red Hook on the Road, We're Back!, A Round of Applause for Red Hook. Below are some pictures we took which document the days after the storm.

Jessica Colon
Deputy Director

The Justice Center's Basement after Five Feet of Flood Water was Pumped Out  Residen…

Keeping up with the Red Hook Youth Court

September was National Youth Court Month and the Red Hook Youth Court members have been keeping busy. In memory of the anniversary of September 11th, the Youth Court members collectively conducted research on various topics; such as terrorism, racism and stereotypes. Using the information they studied, they put together presentations and demonstrated what they have learned, to staff and visitors at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. Additionally, members baked desserts and dropped off goody baskets with thank you cards to the local precinct and fire departments – honoring them for their bravery during 9/11 and on a daily basis. Looking forward to October, members are also fund-raising for both Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness. All proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Walk and Domestic Violence organization of their choice. With school back in session, the members continue to serve on the court and influence youth through positive peer pressure and…