The NYC Department of Probation in partnership with Young Men’s Initiative (YMI), Youth Represent, Next Door Project and Community Service Society (CSS) is rolling out the Rap Sheet Review Project to help those on probation and community residents fix errors on their criminal record and learn their rights. The program is open to participant’s city-wide and aims to give qualified individuals a second chance at building productive lives.
Young New York residents were featured in an exhibition hosted by Hunter East Harlem Gallery and the nonprofit Seeing for Ourselves. The photo exhibit featured documentary photographs by people on probation and other community residents who participated in a free 12-week photography workshops at Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) sites in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville and East New York, Brooklyn.
For more information, please visit the NeON Photography page
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.