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November 16, 2023

Avenues for Justice’s Fall Internship Cohort Hits the Halfway Mark with 26 Participants!

o date, we have 26 Participants interning at diverse local businesses, the majority of which are BIPOC-owned, ranging from yoga studios to events and catering companies.

November 9, 2023

Avenues for Justice In The News: Participant Malik Rainey’s Story Featured in Youth Today

On October 26th, Youth Today, a national nonprofit independent news source about children and youth programs, featured AFJ Participant, Malik, along with his AFJ Court Advocate, Brian, in an article about the importance of providing alternatives to incarceration.

November 2, 2023

Avenues For Justice Celebrated Second Chances At Our Gala Last Week Raising Funds For Court Advocacy And Hire Up Services

Last Thursday evening, Avenues for Justice (AFJ), hosted our Second Chance Gala at the Altman Building. It was an evening of remembrance, celebration, and discussion.

October 5, 2023

29 Avenues for Justice Participants Placed in Fall Internship Cohort

We are pleased to announce that after a successful paid internship pilot cohort in the Spring, we are starting a second, larger cohort in October with 29 AFJ Participants interning for 125 hours at 18 different hosting sites throughout NYC

September 28, 2023

Avenues for Justice’s September Live Conversation Series with Jason Flom and Khaliah Ali

Yesterday, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) Court Advocate Julia sat down with two of our Second Chance Honorees, Jason Flom and Khaliah Ali, to discuss family legacy, their collaborative projects and the intersection of activism and criminal justice reform.

September 21, 2023

Avenues for Justice Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

This month, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month and recognizing the significant contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans, Latinos, Latinas, and Latinx-identifying people to our culture and society.

September 14, 2023

The 13th Annual Baer Faxt Invitational Raises Proceeds for 30 Avenues for Justice Participants!

Thanks to the success of this year’s Baer Faxt Invitational, 30 Avenues for Justice Participants will be able to receive court advocacy and HIRE Up expanded services for job readiness and certifications, financial and digital literacy, educational assistance and mental healt

September 8, 2023

AFJ Partners with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and the Center for Community Alternatives for a 3rd Year to Support NYC’s Returning Youth Citizens!

Avenues for Justice (AFJ) hosted a mixer yesterday at our Harlem community center for all service providers under the NextGen Network in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) and the Center for Community Alternatives (CCA).

August 31, 2023

Meet Avenues for Justice’s 2023 Second Chance Award Recipient: Thomas

Three weeks ago, we introduced to you Avenues for Justice Graduate and Second Chance Award Recipient, Thomas, in our weekly newsletter. This week, we are sharing the rest of his remarkable story, including the great strides Thomas made during his time in our program.

August 24, 2023

Avenues for Justice's Annual Summer Trip Upstate is BACK!

This past Thursday over 50 Participants, alumni, friends and families joined AFJ staff to head upstate for fun and adventure! Due to damages to Bear Mountain State Park from recent storms, we relocated 2023’s trip to Rockland Lake State Park.

August 17, 2023

AFJ Catches Up with Teen Empowerment Facilitator: Dennis Ibude

As one of the longest running workshops at Avenues for Justice (AFJ), dating back to early 2019, Teen Empowerment facilitated by instructor, Dennis Ibude, has catapulted into one of our most successful programming endeavors.

August 10, 2023

Meet Our 2023 Second Chance Award Recipient: Thomas

Over the next few weeks we will share more of Thomas’ story and the great strides he has taken to successfully turn his life around. We hope that you will join us on October 26th at our Second Chance Gala as we celebrate Thomas and present him with the Second Chance Award.

July 27, 2023

AFJ Partners with the Women’s Initiative & Allies Network (WIN) of BlackRock for a Job Readiness Career Panel

Avenues for Justice (AFJ), in partnership with the Women’s Initiative & Allies Network (WIN) of BlackRock, hosted a job readiness and career panel event at our Harlem community center on July 25th.

July 20, 2023

Avenues for Justice Congratulates Our Participants Graduating from High School!

AFJ is very proud of our six High School graduates for overcoming academic challenges to earn their diplomas this month!

June 29, 2023

In Memory of Eliahs Brazoban: Son, Brother, Friend and AFJ Participant

Avenues for Justice (AFJ) tragically lost one of our Participants to gun violence in the Lower East Side this past Sunday morning. Eliahs Brazoban was just 18 years old.

June 22, 2023

Avenues for Justice Celebrates Juneteenth with Activist and Champion for Justice Reform, Khaliah Ali, and Charles Pan-Fried Chicken

Last week, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) held two exciting events at our community centers---two days of wellness and haircuts for our Participants, along with a Juneteenth barbeque celebration prepared by AFJ partner, Charles Pan-Fried Chicken.

June 15, 2023

Avenues for Justice Celebrates Our LGBTQ+ Participants and Community Partners With Pride

‍In honor of Pride Month, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) proudly celebrates our LGBTQ+ Participants, neighbors, supporters and community partners.

June 8, 2023

AFJ offers OSHA 30, Site Safety, Flaggers and Scaffolding Training

Thanks to AFJ’s partner facilitator, Shahiem Mendez, we had an incredibly productive week with over 20Participants receiving at least one certification in OSHA-30, Site Safety, or Flaggers and Scaffolding training. In a city like New York, which has new construction projects