With your help, we put people and their individual needs at the forefront of justice. Here is a small sample of what your support has allowed us to do.
Transforming justice means investing in community-led programming to reduce the reach and the harms of the criminal legal system and ensure long-term safety for all. We do this by working side-by-side with communities to translate evidence-based research and 25 years of innovation to create opportunities and build strong, healthy neighborhoods.
Your contribution has a lasting real-world impact on:
Investing in Youth
When a summer employment program in New York was threatened by COVID-19-related budget cuts, your support allowed us to provide young people with job opportunities to develop professional skills, build a strong resume, earn an income, and create new narratives for their own lives.
Thanks to you, we continued to engage the hardest-to-reach-youth—those who are justice-involved, at high risk of violence, or involved in the child-welfare system—and gave them a chance at a particularly challenging time to connect with others and build their future.
Recognizing the largely untapped entrepreneurial talent in many communities across New York, your support helped to create the Hub: a space offering training and access to cutting-edge tools to learn skills and test out new business ideas with peers.
The Hub is located in a historically under-resourced central Brooklyn neighborhood and works closely with the community and participants to help young people launch new businesses and energize the next generation of entrepreneurs.
A New Vision of Justice
Our Justice Centers are a real-life example of what a better justice system can look like. Your support means that we can continue to ensure everyone who walks through our doors are treated with dignity and respect—whether it's someone facing a criminal charge, a victim, or simply a person seeking help with a problem. Thanks to you, we have Justice Centers serving neighborhoods across New York, including a brand new Center in Far Rockaway, Queens, this summer.
Thank you for your ongoing support and your commitment to transforming justice together!