Thursday, June 2, 2016

Renewing Justice, A Spring Reception

By Mohammed Alam

On Tuesday, May 17th the Midtown Community Court hosted a spring reception at the nearby Empire Steak House.  The event, entitled “Renewing Justice,” highlighted Midtown Community Court’s many new programs, partners, and faces.  Project staff, partner organization representatives, community leaders and elected officials toasted the arrival of our new judge, the Hon. Stephen Antignani, and recent accomplishments such as the start of Project Reset, a new Young Adult Diversion Part, new employment opportunities for our UPNEXT fathers, art-based community service projects for youth, a renewed commitment to enhancing public safety, and innovative community engagement events.

The reception also featured remarks by Hon. Corey Johnson and the Hon. Helen Rosenthal of the New York City Council, as well as Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, all long-time supporters of Midtown Community Court. 

Dipal Shah, Director of the Midtown Community Court, Hon. Corey Johnson Member of the New York City Council, and Mohammed Alam, External Affairs Manager of the Midtown Community Court.

Hon. Judge Stephen Antignani viewing paintings created by the children of UPNEXT fathers.

Dipal Shah, Hon. Gale Brewer President of the Borough of Manhattan, and
Courtney Bryan, Director of Criminal Justice Operations for the Center for Court Innovation.

Hon. Corey Johnson, Hon. Judge Richard Weinberg, past Midtown Community Court judge, and
Greg Berman, Executive Director of the Center for Court Innovation.

Our partners from Amalgamated Bank.

Jeff Hobbs, Deputy Director of Midtown Community Court, Courtney Bryan, and
George Ntim from New York Marriott Marquis.
Hon. Helen Rosenthal Member of the New York City Council, and Haddijatou Waggeh, Youth Justice Coordinator of the Midtown Community Court, celebrating our Groundswell mural project.
Laura Leone of the Institute for Family Health and Kayla Wang from New York Asian Women’s Center.
Sharon Jasprizza from the Midtown South Community Council.
Adam Mansky, Director of Operations for the Center for Court Innovation and
Shawn Waterman from the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice. 
The Midtown Community Court Family.