Vision:

Justice@BCC strives to advance knowledge, awareness, and advocacy about social justice for our justice-impacted campus members and the Bronx community.

We define “justice-impacted” broadly as any student or their immediate family members who has been impacted by the criminal legal system (ie, but not limited to, arrest, conviction, incarceration).

 

Mission:

  • Create and maintain a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive community where justice-impacted individuals thrive;
  • Assist and contribute to the wellbeing of justice-impacted individuals through academic, career, and mental health support services;
  • Educate the campus community about challenges and develop solutions;
  • Engage in research and incorporate current trends into trainings and practices;
  • Empower and advocate for the needs of justice-impacted individuals;
  • Cultivate relationships (on and off campus) to contribute to conversation and assisting with programming and solutions;
  • Assist justice-impacted students with enrollment, financial aid, registration, academic and career advisement;
  • Refer and connect students to campus and community resources;
  • Celebrate and recognize justice-impacted individuals contributions to the college and community;
  • Charge administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and partners of the college with the responsibility to work with one another to continuously build upon our social justice programming, practices, and initiatives.

Executive Board Members:

  • Dr. Crystal Rodriguez
  • Dijon Parker
  • Raymond Gonzalez
  • Tiffany Dubon-Yard
  • Nathan Aiken
  • Dr. Yvonne Erazo

Join Our Working Groups:

Educational & Professional Development:

  • Co-Chair, Dr. Crystal Rodriguez
  • Co-Chair, Raymond Gonzalez

Fundraising:

  • Chairperson, Dijon Parker

Marketing & Communication:

  • Chairperson, Tiffany Dubon-Yard

Recruitment & Retention:

  • Chairperson, Dr. Yvonne Erazo

Community Connection:

  • Chairperson, Nathan Aiken

Represented Areas:

  • Access Resource Center
  • Admissions
  • ASAP
  • Association of Latino Faculty & Staff
  • BCC Students
  • College Discovery
  • Criminal Justice
  • Disability Services
  • Development & Alumni Relations
  • English Language & Literature
  • Human Services
  • Judicial Affairs
  • History
  • Student Life
  • Registrar
  • Social Sciences
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Success
  • World Language and Culture
  • Workforce Development

Join Justice@BCC Today!

Email: Justice@BCC.CUNY.EDU 

Upcoming Events

Working group meetings

Community Connection (Chairperson, Nathan Aiken), Friday, 10/28, 11am-12pm

  • Description & Purpose: This working group will develop relationships within the campus and local community to support justice-impacted individuals at BCC. Develop and nurture community relationships; Maintain list of referral agencies for justice-impacted students and staff; Act as referral liaison for justice-impacted individuals; Collaborate with outside agencies to provide campus events and workshops; Create consistent programming to further support justice-impacted individuals; participate in community service activities; encourage and secure service-learning; offering mentorship.
  • Zoom Meeting Info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8284411298 Meeting ID: 828 441 1298

 

Education & Professional Development (Chairpersons, Crystal Rodriguez & Raymond Gonzalez), Monday, 10/31, 10am-11am

  • Description & Purpose: This working group hosts professional development and educational programming for Justice@BCC members and the larger Bronx community. Raise awareness about data, challenges, and laws that focus on justice-impacted individuals. Assist the college and Bronx community develop policies, practices, and initiatives that support justice-impacted communities. 
  • Zoom Meeting Info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85268953120?pwd=Z3JzbFVmTGNNUlhpcXp6WGtsWkRvdz09 Meeting ID: 852 6895 3120 Passcode: 550661

 

Recruitment & Retention (Chairperson, Yvonne Erazo), Monday, 11/7, 11am-12pm

  • Description & Purpose: This working group aims to propose, plan, and coordinate new initiatives and engage members of the BCC campus community in creating and participating in Justice@BCC activities; to promote the importance of our mission and vision and improve the quality and accessibility of University/Campus resources for justice impacted individuals through both community and campus outreach; to provide advice and make recommendations on programming, initiatives, and services affecting the recruitment and retention of members.
  • Zoom Meeting Info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88980137890?pwd=YWZwRlBESnJtdkpQdFIvRjBWN1ZGQT09 Meeting ID: 889 8013 7890 Passcode: 002934​

 

Marketing and Communication (Chairperson, Tiffany Dubon-Yard), Wednesday, 11/9, 1-2pm  

  • Description & Purpose: This working group is designed to assist with the marketing initiatives for Justice@BCC meetings, events/programs. To notify the community about general board meetings, trainings, and workshops/programs/events. To create the marketing material to advertise the initiatives of Justice@BCC. To fulfill broadcast, webpage/social media upload, and flyer creation requests.
  • Zoom Meeting Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckc–hqD4jHdFoVh1jxDiek7acfpNbU8tk

 

Fundraising (Chairperson, Dijon Parker)- Wednesday, 11/9, 2-3pm  

  • Description & Purpose: This working group is designed to assist with securing resources – in particular financial – to support the work, programming and overall goals of  Justice@BCC. To identify, cultivate, and solicit funding prospects and secure financial and in-kind contributions.
  • Zoom Meeting Info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81503719008?pwd=aFJ5NDJyS1FRSlFCUEc0dmh3N2Q5Zz09 Meeting ID: 815 0371 9008 Passcode: 951994

 

Fall 2022 Justice-Informed virtual training dates (part of the Social Justice Certificate Series).

Attend at least 2 training dates to earn a certificate.  Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdu6hqD4iH91vHcaZiz6suV2fBTzkA2MO 

  • Training Day 1: Introduction, Nov 4, 11am-12:30pm
    • Agenda: Introduction to Justice@BCC, defining justice-impacted, purpose of 3 part training & THRIVE, data and challenges experienced by justice-impacted members, Kalief Browder, FUTURE Now, and scholarships, and Q&A.
  • Training Day 2: Trauma, Nov 11, 11am-12:30pm
    • Agenda: Complete ACE questionnaire & discuss, principles of trauma informed approaches, resources and Q&A.
  • Training Day 3: Support & Advocacy, Nov 18, 11am-12:30pm
    • Agenda: scenarios with solutions, recommendations (laws and mitigating factors), resources, motivational interviewing, and Q&A.

 

General Board Meeting

Friday, 12/9, 11am-1pm Link to Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApcO6tqDIpH9MmxHuTmtVAfmRc0p3Wtv2J 

  • Agenda: updates from working groups, results of training survey, plans for Spring 2023, and a presentation CCHR on Second Chance Laws (ie: Ban the Box policy). 

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