News and updates from the Red Hook Community Justice Center, a multi-jurisdictional community court serving Southwest Brooklyn.
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Red Hook Youth Court's Socks For the Sole Sock Drive
This winter the Red Hook Youth Court will be holding a Sock
Drive. We are asking that when you are out doing your Holiday shopping
please pick up a pack of brand new/un-used socks. Our goal is to partner with a
local pantry and donate the socks along with snacks to people in need. This
winter will be a cold one so we want to help the less fortunate keep warm. A
little goes a long way, so PLEASE DONATE! See the flyer below for more details.
...we'd rather say until later than good-bye. We just learned that one of our amazing court officers, Lt. Benny Castillo, is being transferred to another court. Lt. Castillo has worked at the Justice Center for 5 years. He was always a great leader, and always went beyond the call of duty to lend a helping to staff and residents. The Justice Center is also gearing up to send off Lt. Bobby Vitucci (more on that to come). You can read the article below to see what makes our court officers so special and important to the Justice Center.
Last Friday we held a graduation for our AmeriCorps members, the last class of the New York Juvenile Justice Corps. Over the past year, the members have served throughout the Center for Court Innovation's New York City projects at various positions within our courts and community programs. They served as a bridge to the communities we work in, and provided valuable support to our projects and various initiatives. The members will be missed and we wish them the best in all their future endeavors.
Jessica Colon Deputy Project Director
Standing Room Only at the Graduation Declan Walsh, Director of the John Jay College Office of Community Outreach, presents Al Siegal and Jessica Colon with a plaque in recognition of the Center for Court Innovation's partnership with the college. Members from the Brownsville Community Justice Center Receive their Certificates Members from the Crown Heights Mediation Center Receive their Certificates Staff and Members from the Harlem Community Justice Cen…
September 8th, Women in Touch, Red Hook CARES (Counseling and
Restorative Services), and the Justice Center’s Americorps members joined
together to host a community free store in Coffey Park. The Women in Touch
office on Richards Street is getting a revamp and our first step was clearing
out the clothing and items to make way for the new!
Touch has been a long time resource and space for the community of Red Hook and
the CARES team is super excited to join them in this project. However;
CARES and WIT couldn’t have done it without the help of the Americorps members,
who spent all day clearing out the Richards Street apartment and organizing items
to give away in the free store.
members dropped in throughout the day to shop, enjoy some lemonade, and chat
about what’s to come in the new space. The Women in Touch office on 135
Richards Street will continue to be a safe, community space. We are
re-decorating and furnishing the space to make way for community events,