Brownsville Justice Center | Brooklyn, NYC

The Brownsville Community Justice Center seeks to reengineer how the justice system works in Brownsville, Brooklyn.  In particular, the Justice Center is dedicated to building multiple off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system. When fully implemented, the Justice Center will provide much-needed educational, occupational, social, and health services at nearly every stage of the justice process, from arrest to sentencing to reentry. No matter how the Justice Center encounters a person—whether it’s a case diverted from prosecution or a mandate from a judge or an individual returning from incarceration—the goals will be the same: to provide the kind of services and support that young people need to become law-abiding members of society. The ultimate goal is to reduce crime and the use of incarceration, while at the same restoring local faith in the justice system.