Community Justice Advocacy

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Community Justice Advocacy Program

SBK’s Community Justice Advocacy program supports youth who are struggling with issues related to juvenile justice, schooling, housing, mental health and substance dependence, employment, and access to services by facilitating connections between youth and community support networks, including families, social service agencies, the courts and community organizations.

In service to these goals, we recruit and train volunteer Court Advocates and mentors who act as a bridge between the courts and the community, supporting youth and their families in navigating criminal justice systems, accessing services, engaging in processes of accountability and supporting the development of a positive sense of self.

We work with all stakeholders to develop skills and procedures for conflict resolution that enable our youth to remain contributing members of the community through ongoing trainings in, and implementation of, restorative justice practices.

COMMUNITY JUSTICE ADVOCATE TRAINING SCHEDULE

THE FOLLOWING TRAININGS WILL BE HELD AT THE COLUMBIA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, located at 1 North Front Street, Hudson, NY 12534

This schedule is subject to change and more dates will be added!

January 18, 2017 6:30pm to 8pm at Kite’s Nest (108 S. Front St.)The Effects of Trauma on You and the Youth You Serve.” (Urban Grief)

January 25th, 2017 6:30pm to 8pm at Kite’s NestMitigation Training: Narrative Advocacy in the Criminal Justice System.” (Kaitlyn Hammond, Mitigation Specialist)

February 2, 2017 6pm to 7:30pm “School to Prison Pipeline” (NYCLU)

February 8, 2017 6pm to 7:30pm Public Benefits and Application Rights for Public Assistance” (Empire Justice Center)

February 9, 2017 6pm to 8pm “Know Your Rights:What to Do If You’re Stopped by the Police (NYCLU)

March 8, 2017 6pm to 8pm “Social Emotional Learning” (Beautiful Men and Women, NYC)

April 13, 2017 6-8pm “Team Building, Collaboration and Trust.” (Urban Education)

April 27, 2017 6-8pm “Cultural Brokering,Community Engagement and Parent Partnership/Advocacy.” (Damonni Farley, Community Engagement Specialist, Schenectady City School District)

This Program made possible through the generous support of:

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