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The child of a teenage mother who was in and out of the foster care system, Anastacia’s early childhood was rooted in instability. In Spring 2021, Anastacia graduated from high school and by the fall had enrolled in college.
From robbery to teaching yoga: One of AFJ’s outstanding teens finds a new pose.
After an arrest at 14 for robbery, she’s now a college-bound, straight-A student.
Leaving behind the streets, a Lower East Side native plans a career in gerontology.
Speaking of his experience at AFJ as a whole Miguel says that it “changes the way you think about life.” So close to serving a lengthy prison sentence and having a life-altering criminal record, Miguel has turned his life around.
2016 Second Chance Awardee turns his life around with Avenues for Justice.
YO adjudication was not just handed to Maliek – he earned it through his determination to change his life with the support of AFJ.
Keanu was facing years of state prison. Now, he is studying business. Watch to learn how Keanu turned his life around with AFJ.
A former drug addict who was busted for selling heroin is now a real estate office manager.
See how AFJ helped transform a drug-selling street kid into an army sergeant.
A pregnant teen arrested for selling drugs is now a college grad and AFJ court advocate.