Youth Development

ONS Youth Leadership Council 

The ONS Youth Leadership Council (formerly MAP YLC) positions youth leaders as advocates for safety in their communities and throughout New York City. The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) and the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) work together to introduce a wide range of social justice concepts to the Youth Council through guest speakers, art, photography, story-telling, and more.

Brownsville Youth Leadership Council 

Brownsville youth are closest to the solutions that build true community safety. MAP launched the Brownsville Youth Leadership Council to build on youth expertise and power. Young residents from public housing developments in the Brooklyn neighborhood gather to lead local efforts for unity, healing, and change.

With support from the Brownsville Community Justice Center and the Youth Design Center, the Brownsville Youth Leadership Council engages in community-level service, peer-to-peer mentorship, and personal and community development. Young people receive one-on-one coaching and work as a team to address community safety and well-being.