Angel Rodriguez will talk with us about Avenues For Justice, a community-based organization in NYC that provides alternatives to incarceration and crime prevention programs to over 400 youthful offenders and at-risk youth ages 13-24 each year. Over the last 40 years, AFJ has had remarkable success in supporting thousands of young people who are getting the second chance they deserve, and whose potential would be wasted without alternative sentencing.
ANGEL RODRIGUEZ has served as Avenue for Justice’s Executive Director for more than three decades, working with youth in the community in which he grew up, went to school, and still lives today. Part youth worker, part organizational leader, Angel has direct and daily involvement with clients. He received an honorary law degree from the CUNY Law School at Queens College, and was selected as one of three outstanding community activists in New York City to receive the Robin Hood Foundation’s Hero Award.