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July 14, 2022

AFJ Awarded PROJECT INNOVATION Grant from WNBC/WNJU

Avenues for Justice (AFJ) was awarded $40,000 in funding through the 2022 WNBC/WNJU Project Innovation grant challenge.

July 1, 2022

2022 Baer Faxt Invitational Golf Classic

Join us at Rockaway Hunting Club on September 12th, 2022!

May 21, 2022

East Village’s Avenues for Justice Program Honored with Street Co-Naming by The Village Sun

Spend any time in the Criminal Court building in Lower Manhattan and you’ve probably seen Angel Rodriguez moving through the halls, from courtroom to courtroom, buttonholing prosecutors, lawyers, police and even judges...

December 23, 2021

AFJ Hosts a Career Panel

Avenues for Justice (AFJ) hosted a Career Panel this past December to inspire and activate our participants. The professionals featured on the panel included a retired Supreme Court judge, a music producer, an athletics business owner, a popular Manhattan dog groomer, a barber, a renowned Harlem chef, and a dentist.

December 20, 2021

Where We Landed in 2021, and Where We’re Going Next!

With the help of our funders and supporters, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) experienced exciting growth in 2021 and we are planning for more expansion in the next few years in order to help more of our City’s youth, ages 13–24, who are court-involved, incarcerated or at-risk...

December 20, 2021

AFJ on PBS NewsHour

Check out PBS NewsHour’s 5 minute highlight of AFJ!

December 16, 2021

NYC City Council to Rename Block on Avenue B the “Avenues for Justice Way”

On December 15, 2021, City Council approved a motion by 2nd District Council Member, Carlina Rivera, which had previously been voted for approval by the Lower East Side’s Community Board 3, to rename the block on Avenue B just south of Tompkins Square, “Avenues for Justice Way”.

December 1, 2021

AFJ Featured on F.Y. EYE’s PSA Network Campaign!

The PSA Network includes indoor and outdoor screens placed in high-traffic locations throughout NYC’s five boroughs and Westchester used exclusively to promote social impact messaging.

October 22, 2021

Boxing for Justice: An AFJ Junior Board Fundraiser

On November 7th from 12:45–1:45, Taylor Rae Almonte will be teaching an hour long boxing class with Rumble at their TriBeca studio! All proceeds of the event will be going to Avenues for Justice (AFJ) a crime-prevention program for youth based on Manhattan.

October 21, 2021

Where Do Your DEI Initiatives End? What You Need to Know About Youth Incarceration

Read more about AFJ’s story through the eyes of Court Advocate Elsie Flores and Manager Gamal Willis in Employee Benefit News.

October 5, 2021

In Memory of AFJ Participant: Menkie Woodard-Collins (1997–2021)

It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that we announce the passing of one of AFJ’s participants, Menkie. Menkie was smart, jovial, witty, ambitious, creative, and energetic. He changed the energy of every room that he walked into. He was always cracking jokes, testing wits, and making the people around him laugh and think.

July 15, 2020

AnOther Mag: Alec Soth and Campbell Addy Join Print Sale to Keep Kids Out of Prison

The newly launched Pics for the Kids raises funds for Avenues for Justice, a New York-based organisation which offers young offenders alternatives to prison

April 20, 2020

Avenues for Justice in The Economist!

AFJ talked about their challenges during COVID-19 in Economist article about jails and prisons around the world during global pandemic.

AFJ in the News: Chronicle of Social Change

AFJ East Harlem Court Advocate, Brian Stanley, and one of AFJ’s participants were interviewed to discuss the difficulty of staying inside and missing out on the important demonstrations taking place citywide.