By Samantha Melamed | Jan 10, 2020
NEW YORK — By 8 a.m., the line already snaked all the way around the side of the South Bronx probation office, and more people were arriving, dragging metal shopping carts ready to receive canned vegetables, Thanksgiving turkeys, cat food, and boxed mac-and-cheese.
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By Crime and Justice News | Jan 10, 2020
They present a new vision for what a probation office can mean to a neighborhood, said probation commissioner Ana Bermudez. It represents a fundamental shift from a compliance-driven mentality to one focused on supporting people and re-integrating them into society.
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The NYC Probation NeON photography program is one of the best initiatives I have seen during my two years in the City Council. It gives people an avenue to leave the criminal justice system behind them, it gives them a sense of self worth, and it provides them with a creative outlet. I'm so proud to support this program, and I'm proud to display our very own NeON exhibit in my office!
Proud to support the @nycprobation's NeON program. Investing in youth under supervision with innovative programs that expands on their talents and gives them a platform for expression and dialogue! @KeithPowersNYC @alickasamuel