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Showing posts from August, 2014

Good Signs in Red Hook

The Red Hook Community Justice Center has recently installed new signs throughout the building. This signage project is part of a larger initiative called Procedural Justice which aims to improve courtroom communication and court users' perceptions of the court process. Procedural justice research shows when defendants and litigants perceive the court process to be fair, they are more likely to comply with court orders and follow the law in the future. You can learn more about procedural justice here: #proceduraljustice

Jessica Colon
Deputy Project Director

Creating Opportunities for Youth Near and Far

Last week, the Red Hook Community Justice Center and the Kentler International Drawing Space celebrated the culmination of our JustArts Make Your Mark youth drawing program with an exhibition of the student's work at Kentler's gallery. Local middle school students were able to participate in this summer program and learn about the art of drawing. Staff, students and their families and friends, were on hand to celebrate the exhibition.

The week before, the Justice Center's JustWorks Summer Internship Program went on a college trip to visit Fairfield and Bridgeport colleges in Connecticut. Participants in our internship program, are all local high school students that are placed at host sites where they gain real work experience, receive training before and during their internship, and earn a stipend. Most of our students aspire to go to college, and one of the highlights of our internship program is giving the opportunity to learn more about the college application process…

Red Hook Celebrates National Night Out Against Crime

Yesterday, community residents, NYPD, the Red Hook Community Justice Center, local organizations, and elected officials came out to celebrate Red Hook's 20th Annual National Night Out Against Crime. Red Hook is proud of its history of cooperation between community and law enforcement to make our neighborhood a safe place to live. There was food, music, fun activities for kids, and a resource fair.

Residents Enjoy National Night Out Against Crime in Coffey Park
Children Line-up Face Painting by our Red Hook Youth Court members

Children Enjoy Arts and Crafts with our Red Hook Youth Court
Residents Take Advantage of Information Provided at our Resource Fair
Judge Sharon Hudson and Red Hook Community Justice Center Project Director Julian Adler
Alice Tapia of Women in Touch Provides Mini-manicures
The NYPD Explorers Were Working Hard at the Grill
Residents Enjoy Delicious BBQ
Power Play Provides fun Activities for Kids
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