What We Do

Our Programs

Love causes us to act when we see injustice, hurt, or a need. Love does not allow us to sit passively by while our communities are devastated by incarceration and violence.

Juvenile Justice

Cure Violence

Advocacy

What We Do

Our Programs

Love causes us to act when we see injustice, hurt, or a need. Love does not allow us to sit passively by while our communities are devastated by incarceration and violence.

Juvenile Justice

Cure Violence

Advocacy

What We Do

Our Programs

Love causes us to act when we see injustice, hurt, or a need. Love does not allow us to sit passively by while our communities are devastated by incarceration and violence.

Juvenile Justice

Cure Violence

Advocacy

BronxConnect Alumni

Success Stories

It costs $247k annually to keep someone at Rikers, but only $11k a year for BronxConnect to support them.

BronxConnect Alumni

Success Stories

BronxConnect Alumni

Success Stories

  • “In BronxConnect we see the strength of a community model in lowering recidivism and improving safety in our communities. As a key partner in the New York City Crisis Management System, BronxConnect has been vital to helping NYC become the safest large city in the nation.”

    Eric Cumberbatch
    Executive Director, New York City’s Mayor’s Office to Prevent
    Gun Violence

  • “For almost twenty years, BronxConnect has done incredible work to support our young people in the Bronx. By providing critical programming, resources, and opportunities to some of our most vulnerable communities, BronxConnect has ensured that our youth stays out of the criminal justice system and that they are able to reach their full potential. This program has changed the lives of countless New Yorkers and I look forward to look forward to seeing BronxConnect continue to prosper and expand.”

    Letitia James
    New York City Public Advocate

  • “BronxConnect and its staff are charting a better path for young people in trouble. BronxConnect provides an array of services for young people who come into contact with the justice system to get them the support they need to stabilize and grow as individuals in the community.”

    Elizabeth Glazer
    Diretor of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

  • “The BronxConnect youth-focused, asset-based program strengthens each young person’s ability to leave criminal activity behind through positive social and education activities and aggression replacement training.”

    Honorable Gladys Carrión, Esq. (Retired)
    Former NYC Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner

  • “Over the years I have been very pleased with the hard work and commitment of the BronxConnect staff and the comprehensive services provided to these young people. As a judge who served 10 years with the Bronx Family Court, I am well aware that the Bronx will benefit from an expansion of these services.”

    Honorable Monica Drinane
    Former Supervising Judge of Bronx Family Court

  • “Over the years I have been very pleased with the hard work and commitment of the BronxConnect staff and the comprehensive services provided to these young people. As a judge who served for over a decade in Bronx Criminal Court, I am well aware that the Bronx would benefit from an expansion of its services.”

    Honorable Edwardo Padro (Retired)
    Former New York County Supreme Court Judge

  • “In BronxConnect we see the strength of a community model in lowering recidivism and improving safety in our communities. As a key partner in the New York City Crisis Management System, BronxConnect has been vital to helping NYC become the safest large city in the nation.”

    Eric Cumberbatch
    Executive Director, New York City’s Mayor’s Office to Prevent
    Gun Violence

  • “For almost twenty years, BronxConnect has done incredible work to support our young people in the Bronx. By providing critical programming, resources, and opportunities to some of our most vulnerable communities, BronxConnect has ensured that our youth stays out of the criminal justice system and that they are able to reach their full potential. This program has changed the lives of countless New Yorkers and I look forward to seeing BronxConnect continue to prosper and expand.”

    Letitia James
    New York City Public Advocate

  • “BronxConnect and its staff are charting a better path for young people in trouble. BronxConnect provides an array of services for young people who come into contact with the justice system to get them the support they need to stabilize and grow as individuals in the community.”

    Elizabeth Glazer
    Diretor of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

  • “The BronxConnect youth-focused, asset-based program strengthens each young person’s ability to leave criminal activity behind through positive social and education activities and aggression replacement training.”

    Honorable Gladys Carrión, Esq. (Retired)
    Former NYC Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner

  • “Over the years I have been very pleased with the hard work and commitment of the BronxConnect staff and the comprehensive services provided to these young people. As a judge who served 10 years with the Bronx Family Court, I am well aware that the Bronx will benefit from an expansion of these services.”

    Honorable Monica Drinane (Retired)
    Former Supervising Judge of Bronx Family Court

  • “Over the years I have been very pleased with the hard work and commitment of the BronxConnect staff and the comprehensive services provided to these young people. As a judge who served for over a decade in Bronx Criminal Court, I am well aware that the Bronx would benefit from an expansion of its services.”

    Honorable Edwardo Padro (Retired)
    Former New York County Supreme Court Judge

  • “In BronxConnect we see the strength of a community model in lowering recidivism and improving safety in our communities. As a key partner in the New York City Crisis Management System, BronxConnect has been vital to helping NYC become the safest large city in the nation.”

    Eric Cumberbatch
    Executive Director, New York City’s Mayor’s Office to Prevent
    Gun Violence

  • “For almost twenty years, BronxConnect has done incredible work to support our young people in the Bronx. By providing critical programming, resources, and opportunities to some of our most vulnerable communities, BronxConnect has ensured that our youth stays out of the criminal justice system and that they are able to reach their full potential. This program has changed the lives of countless New Yorkers and I look forward to seeing BronxConnect continue to prosper and expand.”

    Letitia James
    New York City Public Advocate

  • “BronxConnect and its staff are charting a better path for young people in trouble. BronxConnect provides an array of services for young people who come into contact with the justice system to get them the support they need to stabilize and grow as individuals in the community.”

    Elizabeth Glazer
    Diretor of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

  • “The BronxConnect youth-focused, asset-based program strengthens each young person’s ability to leave criminal activity behind through positive social and education activities and aggression replacement training.”

    Honorable Gladys Carrión, Esq. (Retired)
    Former NYC Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner

  • “Over the years I have been very pleased with the hard work and commitment of the BronxConnect staff and the comprehensive services provided to these young people. As a judge who served 10 years with the Bronx Family Court, I am well aware that the Bronx will benefit from an expansion of these services.”

    Honorable Monica Drinane (Retired)
    Former Supervising Judge of Bronx Family Court

  • “Over the years I have been very pleased with the hard work and commitment of the BronxConnect staff and the comprehensive services provided to these young people. As a judge who served for over a decade in Bronx Criminal Court, I am well aware that the Bronx would benefit from an expansion of its services.”

    Honorable Edwardo Padro (Retired)
    Former New York County Supreme Court Judge

Statistics


Recidivism Rate

76% of youth incarcerated in NYS OCFS Detention Centers will have a new arrest for a criminal offense within 12 months of their release from custody. Youth who graduated the Bronx Connect ATI (Alternative-to-Incarceration) Supreme Court program had a one-year recidivism rate of only 17%.

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Average Recidivism Rate
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BronxConnect Recidivism Rate

Long Term Success

A 2010 long-term study of BronxConnect ATI graduates showed that after one year, 96% remained felony conviction free. After three years, 91% remained felony conviction free, and after five years, 88% remained free of felony reconviction. These statistics are even more powerful when it is understood that these youth graduated free of a felony conviction, having earned a Youthful Offender status in our program. An overwhelming majority of our alumni are able to enter adulthood without a felony charge holding them down.

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Felony Conviction Free After 3 Years
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Felony Conviction Free After 5 Years

Best Rates in NYC

BronxConnect ATD (Alternative-to-Detention) Program has served over 1,000 youth since January 2008. 92% of these youth have avoided re-arrest while in the program, and 88% have avoided being remanded at exit of the program. These are the highest rates of any city ATD program: with BronxConnect being the only community based ATD program managed and led exclusively by people of color.

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Avoided Re-Arrest
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Avoided Remand at Exit

Statistics


Recidivism Rate

76% of youth incarcerated in NYS OCFS Detention Centers will have a new arrest for a criminal offense within 12 months of their release from custody. Youth who graduated the Bronx Connect ATI (Alternative-to-Incarceration) Supreme Court program had a one-year recidivism rate of only 17%.

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Average Recidivism Rate
0%
BronxConnect Recidivism Rate

Long Term Success

A 2010 long-term study of BronxConnect ATI graduates showed that after one year, 96% remained felony conviction free. After three years, 91% remained felony conviction free, and after five years, 88% remained free of felony reconviction. These statistics are even more powerful when it is understood that these youth graduated free of a felony conviction, having earned a Youthful Offender status in our program. An overwhelming majority of our alumni are able to enter adulthood without a felony charge holding them down.

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Felony Conviction Free After 3 Years
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Felony Conviction Free After 5 Years

Best Rates in NYC

BronxConnect ATD (Alternative-to-Detention) Program has served over 1,000 youth since January 2008. 92% of these youth have avoided re-arrest while in the program, and 88% have avoided being remanded at exit of the program. These are the highest rates of any city ATD program: with BronxConnect being the only community based ATD program managed and led exclusively by people of color.

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Avoided Re-Arrest
0%
Avoided Remand at Exit

Statistics


Recidivism Rate

76% of youth incarcerated in NYS OCFS Detention Centers will have a new arrest for a criminal offense within 12 months of their release from custody. Youth who graduated the Bronx Connect ATI (Alternative-to-Incarceration) Supreme Court program had a one-year recidivism rate of only 17%.

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Average Recidivism Rate
0%
BronxConnect Recidivism Rate

Long Term Success

A 2010 long-term study of BronxConnect ATI graduates showed that after one year, 96% remained felony conviction free. After three years, 91% remained felony conviction free, and after five years, 88% remained free of felony reconviction. These statistics are even more powerful when it is understood that these youth graduated free of a felony conviction, having earned a Youthful Offender status in our program. An overwhelming majority of our alumni are able to enter adulthood without a felony charge holding them down.

0%
Felony Conviction Free After 3 Years
0%
Felony Conviction Free After 5 Years

Best Rates in NYC

BronxConnect ATD (Alternative-to-Detention) Program has served over 1,000 youth since January 2008. 92% of these youth have avoided re-arrest while in the program, and 88% have avoided being remanded at exit of the program. These are the highest rates of any city ATD program: with BronxConnect being the only community based ATD program managed and led exclusively by people of color.

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Avoided Re-Arrest
0%
Avoided Remand at Exit

Be a part of real change in NYC and get involved with BronxConnect.

Be a part of real change in NYC and get involved with BronxConnect.

Be a part of real change in NYC and get involved with BronxConnect.

ABOUT


BronxConnect is a community and faith-based program that offers alternative-justice, cure violence, and re-entry programs to help communities build from within.

ADDRESS


BronxConnect Office
432 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10455

Release The Grip Office
1131 Findlay Ave
Bronx, NY 10456

CONTACT



Bronx Connect Office
718.402.6872
info@bronxconnect.org

Release The Grip Office
347.862.1102
rtg@bronxconnect.org

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