Read about our clients and staff successes
Thanks to State Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, AFJ Participants Suit Up!
Thanks to New York State Assembly Member (AM) Harvey Epstein’s District 74 Office, Men’s Wearhouse made a generous donation to AFJ of professional attire, including suits and outerwear, to distribute to our Participants and their families.
AFJ’s Legal Rights & Responsibilities Workshop
Learn about AFJ’s most popular workshop: Legal Rights & Responsibilities!
AFJ’s 2022 Digital Literacy Program
In celebrating Black History month, AFJ also celebrates the success of all of our Participants. When AFJ created our online and onsite HIRE UP workshops in 2020, the first class we implemented was Digital Literacy.
Meet AFJ Participant: Destiny
Meet one of AFJ’s star participants: Destiny
AFJ’s Diversion Participants
Avenues for Justice (AFJ) recently expanded its services to work with young people in New York City Law Department’s Family Court Division’s “Diversion” program.
AFJ Hosts a Career Panel
Panelists delved into their educational and professional journeys, shared tips with our participants on how to navigate through employment challenges and setbacks, and offered meaningful insights on their career trajectories.
Volunteers: Spotlight on AFJ Partner Dennis Ibude
Volunteers are the backbone of Avenues for Justice’s (AFJ) programming. Since the onset of the pandemic last year, the number of volunteers at AFJ has grown from 20 volunteers to close to 60 volunteers.
The Imagine Awards – AFJ is a Finalist!
The Inaugural New York City Imagine Awards, the premier event that shines the spotlight on the nonprofit sector, will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.
Vaccine: Fact or Fiction Workshop
With more of our young people gearing up to return to our centers for Fall programming and heading back to school, Avenues for Justice held an emergency webinar titled “Facts and Fiction” for our staff, participants, and their families.
The Andy Awards Film Festival
On August 12th, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) hosted our first Andy Awards Film Festival, featuring videos created by nine participants who completed the AFJ Story Crew film internship program.
Determined to Change: Hakim’s Story
At the age of 21, Hakim found himself inside a jail cell for the second time in two years. In early 2021, jails & prisons were petri dishes for COVID-19 and New York City’s Rikers Island—one of the largest jails in the US—was not spared.
AFJ Participants Design Products, Oneline Store in Partnership with Slickdeals!
Our participants at Avenues for Justice have launched a new online business, thanks to our corporate partner, Slickdeals. Proceeds will go directly to AFJ’s crime prevention programs!
Summer Youth Employment Program: AFJ’s Videography Training Program
Learn About the First Week of SYEP at AFJ’s Community Center!
It’s STEM Week with Goldman Sachs at AFJ!
As part of Avenues for Justice’s (AFJ) HIRE UP training and corporate partnership program, volunteer software developers and technology specialists with Goldman Sachs are currently leading a week-long boot camp on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
AFJ’s Team is Growing! Meet Our New Staff Members
In 2020, despite the pandemic, AFJ served the largest number of court-involved participants in our 40+ year history. We also launched our new HIRE UP program with job training, corporate partnerships and workshops for life skills and mental health.
Derek Chauvin Trial: Our Participants’ Thoughts
Our Participants’ Thoughts on the Chauvin Trial & Policing
Crime Prevention Program: Laurenzo’s Story
I think if people knew the court-involved kids like I do, they wouldn’t have as many judgements of them. They are really good people. I forget that they’ve gotten into trouble." ~Laurenzo, AFJ Preventive Client
Promoting Healthy Relationships
Whenever our participants go through crises, AFJ makes sure they’re not alone and that we provide them with the necessary resources.