In 2014, four Groundswell youth apprentices came together to create a mural at the Kings County Criminal Court on Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn. Specifically located in the office of Brooklyn Justice Initiatives, the mural represents the borough of Brooklyn, depicting significant historical, recreational, and governmental landmarks.
A tree supports the design from the ground up, representing the constant growth and strength of the borough. In the upper half, the justice scales reach up to the sky, supported from behind by a skyline depicting important Brooklyn locations, including Coney Island, the Grand Army Plaza Arch, the Brooklyn Bridge, and many more.
Groundswell youth were also aided by ten participants from the Brooklyn Justice Initiatives youth programs, ultimately resulting in a mural that will inspire those who work in Brooklyn Justice Initiatives’ offices and participate in its programs for years to come. The Brooklyn Justice Initiatives is a project of The Center for Court Innovation, a longstanding and trusted Groundswell partner.