Additional tours and presentations will be added throughout the year, as will details for the programs listed below. Please check back regularly for updated information, or subscribe to Open House New York’s e-newsletter to have updates sent to you.
Staten Island Courthouse
June 14, 3:00 PM
Tour the recently completed courthouse in Staten Island that houses the New York State Supreme Civil and Criminal Courts, lower Criminal Court, and related agencies with architects Susan Rodriguez and Christopher Halloran. Read more.
Rikers: An American Jail
June 27, 7:00 PM
A screening of excerpts from the award-winning documentary by Bill Moyers that lets the men and women who have experienced Rikers tell their stories, with a live discussion with Barry Campbell, Jill Harris, Tina Luongo, Johnny Perez, and moderated by Matthew Watkins. Read more.
Fortune Academy and Castle Gardens
August 2, 3:30 PM
A tour of The Fortune Society’s innovative mixed-use housing development in Harlem that provides affordable and supportive housing–along with a green roof, meeting spaces, a library, and related services–for homeless individuals and families who have a history of involvement with the criminal justice system. Read more.
Brownsville Community Justice Center/Belmont Revitalization Project
October 24, 3:30 PM
A tour with the Brownsville Community Justice Center, a program of the Center for Court Innovation, to learn more about the work they are doing in central Brooklyn to reduce crime, provide alternatives to incarceration, and reimagine public spaces in the neighborhood.
Brooklyn Justice Initiatives
October 30, 10:00 AM
A tour with the Brooklyn Justice Initiative, a program of the Center for Court Innovation, to learn more about the work they are doing in the Brooklyn Criminal Court to change how the centralized criminal court handles misdemeanor and non-violent felony cases.
Red Hook Community Justice Center
November 1, 6:00 PM
A tour of the Center for Court Innovation’s award-winning Red Hook Community Justice Center, the country’s first multi-jurisdictional community court that offers an array of programs that work to improve both public safety and trust in justice.
Midtown Community Court
November 8, 9:00 AM
A tour of the Center for Court Innovation’s groundbreaking Midtown Community Court, one of the country’s first community-based problem-solving courts.
The Bridge/Maple Street Residence
November 15, 6:00PM
A tour of a new residential facility in Crown Heights built and operated by The Bridge, an organization that provides critical services such as supportive housing, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and job training and placement to 2,300 vulnerable New Yorkers every year.
South Bronx Neighborhood Opportunity Network
November 28, 10:00 AM
A tour of a community-based facility in the South Bronx operated by the NYC Department of Probation that connects probation clients with employment preparation, mentoring, healthcare, literacy programs, and arts and sport programming.
Building Community Support for Reforming Spaces of Justice
A panel discussion on how to build community support for where to locate criminal justice facilities, with Martin Horn, Executive Director, New York State Sentencing Commission; Dana Kaplan, Executive Director, Youth and Strategic Initiatives, NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice; and JoAnne Page, President, The Fortune Society.
Neighborhood Safety, Affordability, and Stability
A panel discussion on safety, gentrification, and housing affordability, with Ingrid Ellen Gould, Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy; Martin Dunn, President, Dunn Development; Leila Borzog, Deputy Commissioner for Neighborhood Strategies, NYC Dept of Housing and Preservation. Additional speakers to be announced.
List in Formation
Additional tours and programs presented as part of Spaces of Justice are in the works. Check this page regularly, as additional programs will be added over the course of 2018. For more information about Spaces of Justice, click here to read the series introduction. Programs listed here are subject to change.