500
We serve over 500 youth per year
94%
On average, 94% of our court-involved Participants are not reconvicted of a new crime within three years of enrollment in our program.
$5,500
On average, AFJ spends $6,300 per person to keep our youth out of jail compared to the more than $500,000 the state/city will spend incarcerating that same individual.
PROGRAM IMPACT

One of the most successful and cost-effective methods for crime prevention.

Avenues for Justice's (AFJ) services are comprehensive and our staff is on call 24/7. Read about our successful model.

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AFJ Receives Gift from MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving Open Call

"Among the goals for the Open Call initiative is to provide opportunities for groups and individuals that meet with systemic obstacles and amplify the voices of those that may not normally be heard. By providing the youth of New York City a second chance to fulfill their potential and reach for their dreams, Avenues for Justice attempts to meet those goals every day. We thank Yield Giving Open Call for the opportunity to expand our education, mentorship, job training, and other services that we provide our clients.”

~AFJ Board Chair, Alanna Rutherford

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"[Avenues for Justice] may be a model to follow. It fills many of the roles of an effective criminal justice system, including punishment, counseling, and rehabilitation.”

“No program I have ever worked with or heard about has  more credibility with attorneys or judges  than the [Avenues for Justice].”

Douglas Lyons
Attorney

“At a time when the incarceration rate in America is the highest of any nation in the world…AFJ has questioned the status quo to become one of our most successful and cost-effective crime prevention programs.”

Eric Holder, Jr.
82nd U.S. Attorney General

“Judges have come to rely upon Angel, his integrity and the [Avenues for Justice] as a truly meaningful and worthwhile alternative to incarceration.”

Hon. Leslie CrockerSnyder
Judge (Ret.)
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Avenues for Justice’s HIRE UP program relies on corporate partners to train and employ our Participants.  Let us know if your corporation and staff can help us online or onsite at our centers.

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May 28, 2024
AVENUES FOR JUSTICE’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINT FORMER CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, ELIZABETH FREDERICK, AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Elizabeth Frederick to take over from the former Executive Director and AFJ Co-Founder Angel Rodriguez

May 16, 2024
AFJ Hosts Inaugural Mother's Day Celebration At Our Harlem Community Center

On May 10th, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) held our inaugural Mother’s Day Celebration at our Harlem community center. AFJ hosted mothers, caretakers, and guardians of AFJ Participants, along with our team and community members who are mothers.

May 10, 2024
AFJ's Co-Founder and Executive Director, Angel Rodriguez, Honored with the Juvenile Law Center’s Leadership Prize on May 8th in Philadelphia

On May 8th, Avenues for Justice’s (AFJ) Co-Founder and Executive Director, Angel Rodriguez, was honored alongside Elizabeth Scott, Lawrence Steinberg, and Bryan Stevenson with the 2024 Leadership Prize by the Juvenile Law Center (JLC) in Philadelphia.

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