Description & History

Avenues for Justice is an alternative to incarceration program who believe in second chances and serve the youth between the ages of 13 – 21 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Harlem communities. Our sole purpose is to divert and supervise at risk youth from a life of crime and incarceration by instilling in them the understanding and acceptance of their moral responsibilities for the consequences of their actions. We provide the youth with individualized counseling, referrals, crisis intervention, street supervision, home and school visits, as well as court advocacy. In addition, we provide different kinds of workshops for our youth that take place at our Lower East Side and East Harlem community centers where volunteers provide tutoring, art therapy, writing workshops, job readiness, Healthy Beginnings which is workshop that consists of the volunteers preparing and showing our youth different meals that are healthy and the importance of them, among other workshops.

About the organization

Avenues for Justice

Johnny Jara
Court Advocate
2123496381 ext: 17
Elsie Flores
Court Advocate
2123496381 ext: 15
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