Last Thursday the Harlem Community Justice Center's Help Center and Juvenile Justice Programs collaborated again on a public educational workshop. The name of the workshop was "Safety, Health and Service in the Community" and took place in the Harlem Art Park. There were healthy baked goods and snacks and refreshing lemonade to combat the summer heat. Speakers included Officers from PSA 5 who gave an informative presentation on public safety, and provided helpful information for youth participants on how to stay safe and protect themselves. They also provided helpful tips for the digital age with regards to safety and privacy. The Boriken Neighborhood Health Center joined as well and provided information for adults and teens on maintaining good health and promoting a healthy lifestyle. The NYC Parks Department also attended and a representative encouraged everyone to do their part to make NYC a cleaner place, including cleaning up after oneself and not littering. The Bronx Land Trust also participated and provided information on community gardens. Finally, Reverend Williams of the Harlem Clergy Leadership Coalition spoke about preventing youth violence and creating awareness within the community about the issue. Members of the public, the Harlem Community Justice, Harlem Hard H.A.T.S. and Harlem Youth Court attended. Thank you to everyone who participated, attended, assisted and prepared for this great community event.
By Tai Nickle, Help Center Coordinator