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.
Every summer the office of Youth and Community programs takes our youth program participants on an annual college trip. We like to explore different colleges and university's including in places like New Jersey, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.
Last week students from our Just Works Summer Internship Program, which aims to connect teens and young adults to professional development opportunities teamed up with our Youth Court and a few of our Red Hook Community Resilience Corps members. Together they headed out with staff to Connecticut to visit and tour the University of Connecticut and the College of New Rochelle. It was a great day, especially to get out of the city and expose our youth to different campuses, dorm life and educational opportunities out there! We look forward to next year! #GOREDHOOK
On June 16th, 2015 the Red Hook Youth Court opened its doors
to family, friends, guest and staff for our Spring Recognition and Induction
Ceremony where we acknowledged our members for their hard work and dedication.
Honorable Judge, Alex Calabrese was the Key Note speaker of the ceremony. He is
a huge supporter of the Red Hook Youth Court and truly believes in the mission
of the program. We had a full house, with laughs, smiles and hugs!
are moving on to other endeavors, in which 4 of those 10 are graduating seniors
from High School who will be starting college this Fall. 10 Members will be
staying on to serve as mentors and 10 newly inducted youth court members who were sworn in by Sergeant William Bauman, of the Unified Court System will
all be sitting on the Youth Court and beginning their journey this Summer. Additionally, Jamilah Daniels
and Ann Doc, graduating members from Youth Court and High School wrote speeches
on their experiences within the program, the gratitu…
Today, July 10th our JustWorks: Summer Internship Participants teamed up with the Justice Center's Neighborhood Restitution Crew and the Community Service Supervisors to help with a project at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church. The church's gate spans about three blocks and is extremely rusted and has chipped paint. Our project today was the scrape away the loose paint in order to prep it for a new coat of paint in a few weeks. It is a large job but we were out and ready to work!
It was a beautiful day and our interns wore their Justice Center shirts proudly and cheered each other along. The Father of the church was extremely grateful and even people passing and driving by were cheering us on and thanking us as well. Projects like this are a good way to give back to the community through teamwork. It is the first of many projects we are working on with the church to help repair and beautify it. It was a great first service day for the internship program! Thank you to Derek a…