NeON Summer NYC enrolled 2,700 youth for six weeks of online instruction that helped build skills, focused on career goals and express creativity.
To learn more, visit the Knockout COVID Youth Campaign page.
Staten Island NeON ACE SPO Kevin Reeves and P.O. Verona Waite participated in a Gun Buyback in partnership with NYPD and the Richmond County District Attorney’s office. At the event, 73 weapons, including rifles, shotguns, and air guns, were collected and taken off the street.
As COVID-19 (coronavirus) leads to record unemployment, the NeON Nutrition Kitchen in partnership with the Food Bank For NYC and the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC is expanding hours at four of our food pantry locations in NYC to address the growing need. Those in need can get free pre-packed bags of food with non-perishable items and fresh produce according to the location. For more information, visit the NeON website.
The New York City Department of Probation is a leader in community corrections, working within the criminal and juvenile justice systems and in the community to create a safer New York. Using Evidence-Based Practices (EBP), and a balance of enforcement, structure, treatment and support, we hold people on probation accountable and give them opportunities to forge new pathways so that they can move out and stay out of the justice system.
Arches Transformative Mentoring is a highly effective mentoring program that reduces recidivism and improves the outcomes of young people under probation supervision. The program focuses on high-risk young people ages 16 to 24 and is grounded in principles of positive youth development, and relies on a model of government-community partnership.
Youth WRAP is a weekend program for young adults on probation. The program engages teens and young adults ages 14 to 26 in meaningful, service-oriented work on Saturdays. WRAP members rehabilitate churches, plant trees, work in community gardens, and distribute food to those most in need.
The New York City Department of Probation (DOP) is helping to build stronger and safer communities by supervising people on probation and fostering opportunities for them to move out of the criminal justice system through meaningful education, employment, health services, family engagement, and community participation.
Rachel Barnard was appointed to DOP as a Public Artists in Residence (PAIR), which is a municipal residency program that embeds artists in city government to propose and implement creative solutions to pressing civic challenges. PAIR is based on the premise that artists are creative problem-solvers.
This is documentation processed by the Probation Department and granted by the Court to anyone who has been convicted in New York State Court of any number of misdemeanors and no more than one felony, and who has not been sentenced to more than one year imprisonment. It removes bars to employment due to the conviction but it does not seal the case.