YOUTH INITIATIVES

Educational Presentations

Assistant district attorneys provide training and presentations for local schools and community-based organizations on various legal topics, including childhood bullying, elder abuse and fraud prevention, gang awareness, immigration, human trafficking, and domestic violence.

Criminal Court Tours

A civil education program that provides an in-depth look into the court system through tours, meetings with judges and interviews with assistant district attorneys.

Anti-Bullying Partnership to Prevent Violence and Suicide

The Anti-Bullying Partnership to Prevent Violence and Suicide is a coalition of City and nonprofit agencies, along with NYC Councilman Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., working in Bedford-Stuyvesant to increase parents’ awareness of the role social media plays in teen violence.

Coalition Partners

The Anti-Bullying Partnership to Prevent Violence and Suicide comprises the following partners:

  • Councilman Robert E. Cornegy Jr.
  • Kings County District Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Youth Diversion and Initiatives
  • Brownstoners of Bedford Stuyvesant
  • Interfaith Medical Center
  • All For One
  • Restoration Plaza
  • New York City Police Department (79th and 81st Precincts and their clergy)
  • Thrive NYC and First Lady Chirlane McCray’s Office
  • New York City Commission on Human Rights
  • Samaritans NYC

To learn more about the partnership, contact Bobbie Brown at mailto:brownb2@brooklynda.org.

Digital Storytelling Project

A digital storytelling dialogue that amplifies the voices of youth influencers in Brooklyn by sharing the impact of real-world experiences such as cyber-bullying and online-harassment.

Partners: Hispanic Information Telecommunication Network & DIYdoc

American Jurisprudence

An elective-credit class, that provides high school students with an in-depth look into the legal system. Student learning is further enhanced through court tours, internships, and lectures by assistant district attorneys.

Partner: Benjamin Banneker Academy

Partnerships In Schools

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office contributes one program administrator and two social workers to provide support for both transfer students, under-credited and over-aged students.

Friday Night Lights

Located at the Miccio Cornerstone Community Center in Red Hook, 6th-8th grade students learn basketball fundamentals while building character and reducing the risk of delinquency during after-school hours.

Partner: Good Shepherd Services

Saturday Night Lights

Located in East New York, 6th-8th grade students learn basketball fundamentals while building character and reducing the risk of delinquency during Saturday evenings.

Partner: Good Shepherd Services

Chess

Provides chess-instruction for over 100, 3rd-8th graders at the Wynn Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant and at Breukelen Cornerstone in East New York/Canarsie. Helps to improve decision-making and inspires healthy strategies for problem solving. Partner: Police Athletic League

High School Internships

Our internship programs provide an intense and unique opportunity for young Brooklynites to learn about the criminal justice system and the role of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.

Internships are offered three times a year (Summer, Winter and Spring). The summer cycle provides a nominal weekly stipend.

Mock Trial & Moot Court

Assistant District Attorneys coach Brooklyn high school teams in preparation for competing in the city-wide moot and mock trial competition.

Partner: Justice Resource Center

Explorers

KCDA Volunteer Recruitment & Training Program

The Youth Initiatives Unit recruits and trains internal volunteers for select programs. Youth Initiatives have averaged between 30-50 KCDA support staff and ADA sign-ups.

Certificates of Excellence

A youth leadership recognition program where school principals nominate students who demonstrate a commitment to fairness and public safety.

Eagle Academy Mentoring Programs

Provides mentoring support and services for graduating 12th graders in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Assistant District Attorneys and other KCDA staff serve as year-long mentors that help youth understand the importance of higher education and developing healthy decision-making skills as part of the BK 9 and College and Scholarship Mentoring Programs.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CURRENT PROGRAMMING OR IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN WORKING TOGETHER, PLEASE CONTACT: EDPROGRAMS@BROOKLYNDA.ORG OR (718) 250-2331


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