$5,750 keeps a youth out of prison with AFJ for a year vs. up to $450,000 to incarcerate one person for a full year in NYC.



Avenue For Justice's Goals

Keep kids out of prison - That's how AFJ stops New York City crime. Our goals:

1 Intervene to divert and reclaim young people from lives of crime.

2 Provide an overloaded court system a reliable alternative to incarceration.

3 Make New York City a safer place for everyone.


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What people are saying

  • "This program provides a vital service - not only to the youth who come for help, but the judicial system and community as a whole. The staff has enabled many young people to make significant and lasting changes in their lives."
    - Linda Hirsch, Social Worker

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