The Children’s Village President and CEO Dr. Jeremy Kohomban testified before the NYC Council’s Committee on Juvenile Justice on September 21. Citing research and frontline experience, his testimony highlighted the critical need for family engagement to the long-term success of youth involved with the justice system. Dr. Kohomban concluded with three specific recommendations. More Info
Harlem Justice Community Program
Preparing for the Future Today
The Harlem Justice Community Program (HJCP) provides young adults, ages 16-24 on Probation and living in Harlem an opportunity to gain work experience, further their education, and build relationships in their community. During the year-long program, participants create a professional portfolio, volunteer in community benefit projects, participate in literacy and education courses, and attend skills workshops. All of this happens while these young people earn a stipend and stay arrest free.
Young adults in the program are coached by knowledgable and experienced staff committed to helping youth reach their goals. Our team is familiar with Harlem and its many resources and works closely with our community partners to create opportunities for participants. The program office is centrally located in Harlem on 125th St. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. and features classroom space for workshops and a computer lab.
For more information about the program contact our office at 212-932-9009 ext. 7125.
This program is funded through a joint effort by the New York City Department of Probation and the Center for Economic Opportunity as part of the mayor’s Young Men’s Initiative (YMI). For more information on YMI click here.