Project Information
Google Map of Albany, NY


88 Visitation Place Brooklyn, NY 11231




19 x 10 ft





In partnership with the Center for Court Innovation and its Red Hook Community Justice Center, a team of Groundswell youth created a vibrant new mural for installation in the Justice Centers community room. The Justice Centers innovative youth court trains teenagers to serve as jurors, judges, and attorneys, handling real-life cases involving their peers. During their research, Groundswell youth visited the Justice Center and spoke to the teenagers involved in its programs. They also researched area crime statistics and learned how a youth court approach can use positive peer pressure to ensure that young people who have committed minor offenses pay back the community and receive the help they need to avoid further involvement in the justice system. The mural is a warm welcome to all who visit the Center and celebrates the positive role that young people can play in the Red Hook Community.