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Justice for KidsKeeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System$
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Nancy E. Dowd

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780814721377

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814721377.001.0001

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The Line of Prevention

The Line of Prevention

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Justice for Kids

Khary Lazarre-White

NYU Press

This chapter focuses on the Brotherhood/Sister Sol (BHSS) program, a rites of passage-based youth development initiative that serves children, mostly from the neighborhood of Harlem, in New York City. Founded in 1995, BHSS offers long-term, comprehensive, and holistic services, surrounding its members with education and developmental programming. It caters to a population that ranges in age from six to twenty-one, including some of New York City's most precariously situated young men. Yet none of BHSS's alumni or members is incarcerated or on parole, and only two—out of hundreds—are on probation. This chapter provides an overview of BHSS programs and services that contribute to its successful outcomes, from after-school care and summer camps to school and home counseling, job training, college preparation, employment opportunities, community organizing training, and free legal representation.

Keywords:   youth development, Harlem, New York City, education, after-school care, counseling, summer camps, job training, community organizing, Brotherhood/Sister Sol

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