Youth Defense Practice

Do you know a young person in Manhattan or Queens who has been arrested? We may be able to help. READ MORE

Young people involved with the police should not say or sign anything without first speaking to a lawyer.

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Credible Messenger Programs in NYC

For information about credible messenger programs in NYC, please see the list of resources below.

SOS South Bronx-Mott Haven

SOS Morrisania

Release the Grip (RTG) at Urban Youth Alliance/Bronx Connect-East Concourse, Bronx

Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence (BRAG) at Good Shepherd Services, Inc.-University Heights


Operation H.O.O.D (Helping Our Own Develop) at Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island-Coney Island

Gangsta’s Making Astronomical Community Changes, Inc. (GMACC)-East Flatbush

Brownsville in Violence Out at CAMBA

Man Up!, Inc.-East New York

SOS Crown Heights

SOS Bedford Stuyvesant


Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVEH) at Getting Out Staying Out –East Harlem

Speak Peace Forward at Street Corner Resources-Central Harlem


Rock Safe Streets at Sheltering Arms-Far Rockaway, Queens

Life Camp, Inc.– Southeast Queens

696 Build Queensbridge at Jacob Riis Housing Settlement-Queensbridge


True 2 Life at Central Family Life Center- North Shore