The first batch of contracts is awarded.
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Young Adult Award Determinations
The NYC Department of Probation is has announced the 11 organizations that were determined eligible for Young Adult Justice Scholars and Young Adult Justice Community awards.
Both programs are part of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative (YMI), the nation's boldest and most comprehensive effort to tackle the broad disparities that are slowing the advancement of black and Latino young men (more information on YMI here). The programs will serve young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are involved in the criminal justice system. The contracts will be for three years from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015, with an option to renew for two additional one-year periods.
Justice Scholars focuses on education and introduces participants to potential careers. Justice Community is a more flexible model that adapts to the current educational and employment status of each participant and engages him or her in community benefit projects. The ultimate goals of these programs are to help build stronger and safer communities, reduce crime and recidivism and promote lifelong educational gains, career exploration, and employment attainment and retention for court-involved young adults in New York City.
"The Young Adult Justice Scholars and Young Adult Justice Community programs embody the Department of Probation's evidence-based belief that the best way to secure public safety is by providing our clients with the tools they need to break the cycle of crime,” said Department of Probation Commissioner Vincent N. Schiraldi. "We look forward to partnering with these organizations to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of court-involved young people. In the case of the Justice Community program, we will also impact New York City neighborhoods by connecting participants to projects designed to address local needs.”
The following organizations were determined eligible for awards in these associated Community Districts:
Justice Community Awards:
Fund for the City of New York/Center for Court Innovation -- BK 16;
The Osborne Association, Inc. -- BX 1,2,3;
Center for Community Alternatives -- BK 5;
The Children's Village, Inc. -- MN 9, 11;
Research Foundation of CUNY (LaGuardia Community College) -- QNS 12;
Justice Scholars Awards:
The Fortune Society -- BX 1,2,3,4,5,6,9; BK 3,4,5,8,13,16; MN 9,10,11; and QNS 1,12,14
South Bronx Overall Development Corporation (SoBRO) -- BX 1,2,3,4,5,6,9;
Community Mediation Services, Inc. -- QNS 12;
New York City Mission Society -- MNH 9,10,11;
The Center for Alternatives Sentencing and Employment Services, Inc. -- BK 3,4,5,8,13,16; MN 9,10,11; BX 1,2,3,4,5,6,9; and QNS 1, 12, 14;
Graham Windham -- BK 3,5,8,16.