What do we do?
The Brownsville Justice Community Program is a program of the Center for Court Innovation throughout New York City. It is funded and supported by the New York City Department of Probation, the Center for Economic Opportunity and the Mayor’s Young Men’s Initiative. The Justice Community’s mission is to prevent the incarceration and recidivism of young men and women living in Brownsville and support them in setting and achieving their professional, educational, and personal goals.
The Justice Community program helps young men and women between the ages of 16-24, who have had a contact with the criminal justice system within the last 12 months, enroll in GED classes, complete college applications, develop professional skill sets, secure internships, find jobs and positively engage with their community through various community service projects. All members are paid a bi-weekly stipend contingent upon participation.