The Brownsville Community Justice Center, a program of the the Center for Court Innovation, works to reduce crime and incarceration in central Brooklyn by investing in local youth and improving the physical landscape of the neighborhood. In addition to providing alternatives to incarceration, job and education resources, and youth development programs, Brownsville Community Justice Center is also engaged in reimagining public space in an effort to prevent crime. Its Belmont Revitalization Project seeks to transform the distressed Belmont Avenue in Brownsville into a thriving business district that is welcoming and accessible to pedestrians and the community.
James Brodick, Director of Community Development and Crime Prevention, and Deron Johnston, Project Director, for the Brownsville Community Justice Center will lead a walking tour of the neighborhood, with a focus on the work that BCJC is doing.
Admission is free for all Spaces of Justice tours, but space is very limited and reservations are required. Reservations for these tours will begin on October 18 at 8am. Click the “Get Tickets” link above to make a reservation.
Spaces of Justice is a year-long series of tours, panel discussions, and other public programs that allow the public to examine firsthand the spaces with primary responsibility for producing safety and rendering justice in New York City. Major support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.