Henry Street Settlement: CJII Featured Grantee

Posted on December 5, 2017

Henry Street Settlement, a Youth Opportunity Hub grantee, addresses the effects of urban poverty by helping families achieve better lives for themselves and their children. Based on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Henry Street delivers a wide range of social service, arts and health care programs to more than 60,000 New Yorkers each year. We spoke with David Garza, executive director, about some of the challenges facing youth and how CJII is ...

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The Door: CJII Featured Grantee

Posted on November 28, 2017

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 New York City youth annually. This article is the part of our series highlighting CJII grantees and the work they’re doing to meet CJII goals of improving public safety and enhancing fairness and efficiency in NYC’s criminal justice system. We spoke with Julie Shapiro, executive director, about some of the challenges facing youth and how CJII is supporting their work to address those challenges.

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DA Vance and Partners Launch East Harlem Community Navigators Program at Family Harvest Festival

Posted on November 6, 2017

Nearly 200 Community Members Pack Union Settlement to Celebrate the Launch of the East Harlem Community Navigators Program Pictured (Clockwise): DA Vance and the East Harlem Community Navigators, The Esperanza Prep Band, DA Vance Speaking to Attendees, Performers from Hip Hop Dance Theatre  On Saturday, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., announced the investment of more than $1.6 million in an innovative new program to ...

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Meet Community Navigators at Family Harvest Fest November 4

Posted on October 27, 2017

On Saturday, November 4, you are invited to come meet the East Harlem Community Navigators and join the Manhattan District Attorney's Office for a Family Harvest Fest! Featuring: Food from Sabor Borinqueno Restaurant Poetry by Rich Villar and Maribelle Vazquez A performance by Hip Hop Dance Theatre Face painting and balloon animals More details En Español

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Social Enterprises

Posted on October 23, 2017

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., has awarded $7.1 million to three social enterprises – run by Drive Change, Sweet Generation Bakery, and The HOPE Program – to create employment opportunities and career training for at-risk youth and formerly incarcerated New Yorkers. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is providing these grants through its Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (“CJII”), which District Attorney ...

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DA Vance Invests $7.1 Million in Social Enterprises to Employ At-Risk Youth and Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers

Posted on October 23, 2017

Grants Mark First Social Enterprise Funding by a Law Enforcement Agency in the United States Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the investment of $7.1 million in three social enterprises – run by Drive Change, Sweet Generation Bakery, and The HOPE Program – creating employment opportunities and career training for at-risk youth and formerly incarcerated New Yorkers. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is ...

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Request for Proposals to Evaluate Programs to Increase Access to Services for Survivors of Crime

Posted on October 11, 2017

  Deadline to submit proposals: Friday, December 22, 2017 Summary The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals to evaluate five of the programs funded under the Increase Access to Services for Survivors of Crime initiative. These programs aim to increase access to services for survivors of crime, particularly those from underserved groups, which may in turn increase crime reporting. These ...

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Request for Proposals to Evaluate Family and Youth Development Programs

Posted on October 11, 2017

  Deadline to submit proposals: Friday, December 22, 2017 Summary The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals to evaluate four of the programs funded under the Family and Youth Development (FYD) Programs initiative. These FYD programs aim to expand the capacity of and/or implement family and youth development programs for populations at elevated risk of poor life outcomes, including eventual ...

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Request for Proposals to Evaluate Youth Opportunity Hubs

Posted on October 11, 2017

  Deadline to submit proposals: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Summary The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) is requesting proposals to evaluate the programs funded under the Youth Opportunity Hubs initiative. The five Youth Opportunity Hubs deliver holistic, wraparound supports and opportunities to young people, increase coordination among social service providers in the delivery of these supports and opportunities, ...

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Programs for Foster Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

Posted on October 10, 2017

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., awarded $3,750,000 to enhance and expand innovative programs for youth who are transitioning out of the foster care system. Those who age out of foster care without a permanent family arrangement are at significantly elevated risk of criminal justice system involvement and other negative life outcomes. Recognizing that investments in remedial education and pathways to employment best equip this ...

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