Reentry Radio

Building Communities, Changing Lives: NYC Justice Corps, Part One



Season Two of Reentry Radio is back! What changes do justice-involved youth want to see in their communities? How can social engagement empower youth as community members? What does it look like when community leaders are committed to holistically supporting  youth? 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 c