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Learning how to apply for the NYC Justice Corps - Institute for Justice and Opportunity

Learning how to apply for the NYC Justice Corps

Is the NYC Justice Corps right for you?

As a Corps Member, you can:
Improve your neighborhood by working on projects that you design
Learn job skills
Be part of a team
Receive a stipend
Meet local leaders and business people
Intern at a company where you might want to work
Boost your reading and math skills on your way to a high school equivalency
Get help applying to college
Build a resume and develop job references
Get help finding a job

You will need to:
Make a six-month commitment to the program (full-time unless you are in school or working)
Set employment and education goals for yourself
Meet regularly with program staff

Are you eligible?
To apply for the NYC Justice Corps, you must:
• Be 18-24 years of age
• Have been recently involved in the criminal justice system–for instance, be on parole or probation, released from jail or prison within the last year, or have participated in an alternative-to-incarceration (ATI) program within the last year, or have been arrested within the last year, or be referred by a specialized court.
• Reside in one of the neighborhoods listed here:
• Apply to Bronx Justice Corps [link to Bronx Justice Corps page]– Morrisania/Crotona, Mott Haven, Highbridge/Grand Concourse, East Tremont/West Farms, 10451-10460, 10472, 10474
• Apply to Brooklyn Justice Corps [link to Brooklyn Justice Corps page]– East New York, Brownsville or Bushwick, 11206, 11207, 11208, 11211, 11212, 11221, 11233, 11236, 11237, 11239
• Apply to Harlem Justice Corps – [link to Harlem Justice Corps page] East and Central Harlem,10026, 10027, 10030, 10037, 10039, 10029, 10035
• Apply to Queens Justice Corps – [link to Queens Justice Corps page] Jamaica/Hollis, 11405, 11411 – 11436, 11439, 11451, 11499

Apply the program in your neighborhood by clicking a link above.