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Reentry Radio: NYC Justice Corps — Part One - Institute for Justice and Opportunity

Reentry Radio: NYC Justice Corps — Part One

Season Two of Reentry Radio is back!

What changes do justice-involved young adults want to see in their communities? How can social engagement and community support empower young adults as citizens, leaders, and community members? What would our world look like if communities, government agencies, and organizations partnered together and committed to holistically supporting  justice-involved young adults?

In this episode of Reentry Radio, we bring you an inside look at the New York City Justice Corps program, which aims to change the dynamic between justice-involved young adults and the communities in which they live. Through community benefit projects, in which program participants design and carry out renovation and restoration projects in their communities, NYC Justice Corps promotes transformation and leadership.

On June 28, 2017, the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) released a report entitled Building Communities, Changing Lives: The NYC Justice Corps Community Benefit Projects as part of the Occasional Series on Research in Reentry. At the event, panelists, NYC Justice Corps alumni, and audience members discussed the transformative power of community benefits projects.

This episode, the first in our two-part series about NYC Justice Corps, feature the voices of panelists and alumni:

Elena Sigman, Director of Collaborative Learning, PRI
Dr. Shadd Maruna, Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Manchester School of Law
Judge Rhonda Tomlinson
La Rue Beharry, Brooklyn Justice Corps alum
Almond Santos, Harlem Justice Corps alum
Colin Maloney, Bronx Justice Corps alum

Read the report

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Stay tuned for more!