1 year in a New York City detention center costs $522,315 and 1 year in AFJ costs $4,300.
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Avenue For Justice's Goals

Keep kids out of prison - that's how AFJ stops New York City crime. Our goals:

1 Make the Lower East Side and East Harlem safer for everyone.

2 Give the overloaded court system a reliable alternative to incarceration.

3 Intervene and reclaim young people from lives of crime

What people are saying

  • "This is a program that really works. The only one I know of that does. Working from the premise that the individual, no matter how disadvantaged, must accept personal responsibility for his actions, the program has had dramatic success.”
    - Alain Bourgeois, Judge

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