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Another Successful Bridging the Gap Event!




This week the Youth and Community Programs department here at the Red Hook Community Justice Center were fortunate enough to put together and host their 3rd installment in their Bridging the Gap Series: Youth, Community and Police titled GAME NIGHT!
We had over 100 participants in attendance in just two hours, including more than 25 officers present from various local precincts (PSA 1, 76th, 72nd and PSA 9). With crowd favorite games such as a Birthday Line Up, Family Feud and Pictionary games just to name a few and ending the night with a “Juju on that Beat” dance off we were able to host a successful and fun-filled event!
We understand that teambuilding is crucial in strengthening relationships, and our main goal is to also allow local youth and community members to partner up with officers. Many of our young people have expressed wanting to connect with officers but just did not know where to start.  The purpose of our series is to come together, break down most stereotypes and promote positive interactions between police, youth and the community and it was such a fun night and complete success.
We would like to shout out Good Shepherd Services for collaborating with the Justice Center, promoting the event and gathering youth to attend the event in addition to our program participants.

 Lastly, all the officers who came out and participated especially our NCO's and PSA1! With such a great outcome we are already in the process of planning our fourth one for the Spring (April).
#GoRedHook #BridgingTheGap



Follow the link and enjoy a slide show of photos from the event, we would like to thank Lauren Henschel for putting it together. https://vimeo.com/201037835 

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