The NYC Justice Corps brings young adults involved with the criminal justice system together with their communities to identify and address unmet community needs.
Through meaningful and reparative service to their communities, internships, and job and educational opportunities, the NYC Justice Corps provides Corps members with practical skills, social support and leadership training. By actively partnering with the NYC Justice Corps, communities own the success and reintegration of their young people. The NYC Justice Corps aims to improve the education and employment outcomes of Corps members, keep them out of the criminal justice system, and support community development in specific New York City communities.
The NYC Justice Corps is a six-month program consisting of a sequence of services that incorporates principles of youth development, service learning, workforce development and prisoner reentry.
Corps members begin and proceed through the NYC Justice Corps in a cohort model that promotes leadership development and team building.
Beginning at enrollment, the NYC Justice Corps transitions Corps members through training (1 month), community benefit project service (10-14 weeks), and internships (minimum of 6 weeks) with the goal of placing Justice Corps graduates in permanent employment and/or educational opportunities.