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Harlem Community
Justice Center
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 Red Hook Justice Center

The Harlem Community Justice Center and the Red Hook Justice Center were established to bring the court and community together to solve local problems. The Justice Centers accomplish this goal by having one judge handle multi-jurisdictional issues in a single courtroom. These courts seek to bring on-site social services to the court to address litigants' underlying social issues which have lead to their legal problems.

The Harlem Community Justice Center handles all types of residential landlord and tenant issues from buildings in Harlem zip-codes 10035 and 10037. This court also has a youth court and will handle family law issues.

The Redhook Justice Center handles housing cases from New York City Housing Authority Red Hook East and Red Hook West developments. The Redhook court was the nation's first multi-jurisdictional community court and handles criminal and family cases in addition to housing cases.






































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