The Bronx Community Justice Center works to create a safer, more equitable Bronx through community-driven public safety initiatives, youth opportunity, and economic mobility efforts focused in the South Bronx.
Our vision is to support the South Bronx community to become a safe and thriving place where local ownership, community-led investment, and youth opportunity can flourish. The Bronx Community Justice Center works toward this vision by focusing on community safety, restorative practices, and youth and economic development.
We create safer communities by preventing violence at all levels and responding when violence does occur. We help residents transform neglected spaces, converting high-crime areas into safe and inclusive public spaces in which social and commercial activity can flourish. Restorative justice informs programming across the Bronx Community Justice Center and the team works across a range of settings to implement restorative initiatives supporting Bronx youth. We also work towards healing and redefining possibilities for young people from the South Bronx through a range of opportunities, including leadership development and entrepreneurship. The neighborhood-centric program model is rooted in creative social enterprise that builds hard and soft skills, provides paid internships, and creates employment pipelines.