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March 16, 2023

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Avenues for Justice Court Advocate Shantel Brooks

. As one of our newest team members, Shantel has focused on creating an employment pipeline for AFJ Participants as part of her unique approach to access and opportunity.

March 9, 2023

Avenues for Justice Provides A Path Forward Through Certifications

At the beginning of March, six AFJ Participants completed the OSHA Site Safety Education and Training at our Harlem Community Center.

March 2, 2023

Women’s History Month at Avenues for Justice

As we kickoff Women’s Herstory Month, we want to showcase the remarkable stories of perseverance and determination of two women from our AFJ community impacted by the NYC criminal justice system.

February 23, 2023

Black History Month at Avenues for Justice

Avenues for Justice (AFJ) held a second event for Black History Month at our Harlem community center on February 16th.

February 16, 2023

Avenues for Justice’s Volunteer Spotlight

We currently have 60 volunteers, all individuals with a genuine commitment to our program, and with the majority living in the communities we serve.

February 9, 2023

Avenues for Justice’s “Angel” Golf Classic

After a four-year hiatus, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the AFJ “Angel” Golf Classic on June 14, 2023 at New York Country Club.

February 2, 2023

Black History Month Celebrations at Avenues for Justice

In celebration of Black History Month, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) will showcase the rich, creative expressions of a number of African American artists with our Participants.

January 26, 2023

Steps to Success Workshops

In congruence with our HIRE UP job readiness curriculum, which was developed in-house by our Director of Court Advocacy, we are excited to partner with the New York Junior League (NYJL) to offer Steps to Success!

January 19, 2023

Avenues for Justice’s Spring 2023 Programming Calendar with Fitness Classes, Teen Empowerment, and Cooking Nights

Our Participants deserve the most diverse and robust programming to center and ground themselves in their conversations around growth and wellness in the new year.

January 12, 2023

Meet One of AFJ’s At-Risk Participants: Sanaya

This week, we want to highlight a Participant in this category: Sanaya!

January 5, 2023

Where We Landed in 2022!

Here’s what your support in championing our Participants and Program made possible in 2022:

December 29, 2022

Making The Holidays Special For Our Participants

As the year winds down, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) is excited to bring back our holiday celebrations for our Participants; events which have been postponed since the onset of the pandemic.

December 22, 2022

A Letter from Our Board Chair

Thank You for Supporting Avenues for Justice This Year!

December 15, 2022

AFJ Court Advocate, Elsie Flores, Honored with Robin Hood Foundation’s 2022 Heroes Award

On December 7th, AFJ joined two other New York City nonprofit organizations to celebrate our heroes at the Robin Hood Heroes Breakfast.

December 8, 2022

A Letter From Angel Rodriguez, Executive Direct

Consider Supporting Avenues for Justice this Holiday Season!

December 1, 2022

Help Keep a Youth Out of Prison This #GivingTuesday

Here are some of the ways you can support the Power of Second Chances.

November 24, 2022

Avenues for Justice’s Season of Gratitude

AFJ's Holiday Dinner at our Harlem Community Center with Participants, Staff, Board Members & Volunteers

November 17, 2022

Friday Night Community Dinners are BACK!

Our community centers on the Lower East Side and in Harlem have fully reopened. We are delighted to announce that, as of this past October, our Friday evening dinners are back!