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February 29, 2024

AFJ Offers “Cooking with Shirley’s Son” Workshop in Partnership with Charles Pan-Fried Chicken

To close out Black History Month, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) would like to highlight our three-year partnership with Charles Pan-Fried Chicken, owned by James Beard-nominated Chef Charles Gabriel.

February 22, 2024

Celebrating Our Diverse AFJ Village In Honor Of Black History Month

This week, in honor of Black History Month, we are celebrating our diverse village and highlighting all of their contributions to the impact of our program.

February 8, 2024

Providing Supplemental Services To Our Participants Through HIRE Up Enrichment Programming

HIRE Up enrichment programs include college visits, field trips to sporting venues and museums, cooking classes, and art therapy.

January 25, 2024

Avenues for Justice Volunteer Facilitator Ryan Burvick Gets Creative With Our Participants

This week, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) is thrilled to spotlight AFJ Volunteer Facilitator and HIRE Up partner, Ryan Burvick of Audio Pictures. Ryan was one of our Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) facilitators in 2022. He also hosted two AFJ Interns at his business.

January 19, 2024

AFJ IN THE NEWS: DEUTSCHE WELLE’S “Young and Homeless in New York” Piece

This week at Avenues for Justice (AFJ), we wanted to highlight Deutsche Welle’s news piece, “Young and Homeless in New York”, featuring AFJ Program Graduates, John and Zoe.

January 11, 2024

Meet Our 2023 Stellar Prevention Participant, Channel

Channel is thinking about applying to Fordham University or one of the SUNY/CUNY institutions with the hopes of a career in real estate. AFJ is excited to follow Channel on her path forward to success and to support her ambitions!

January 4, 2024

Where Avenues for Justice Landed in 2023!

Here’s what championing the Power of Second Chances made possible in 2023:

December 21, 2023



December 14, 2023

AFJ Celebrates Our 27 Participants Who Completed The 2023 HIRE Up Two Internship Cohorts

AFJ invited all off our interns as well as hosting sites to our Harlem center for a celebration catered by KD’s Comfort Foods, Raising Cane’s Chicken and Yummy Tummy's Kitchen.

December 7, 2023

Support The Power of Second Chances: Meet the Newest Member of our Team of Court Advocates – Jalil

This week, we would like to share a powerful Second Chance story with you from our newest Court Advocate, Jalil.

November 23, 2023

Support The Power of Second Chances On This Day of Giving Thanks

All young people need support, guidance, and opportunity to help them navigate their lives, but especially those who come from communities like the ones that Avenues for Justice (AFJ) serves, communities that are over-policed and under-resourced.

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