Director, Operation H.O.O.D. (Helping Our Own Develop) Cure Violence Program
718-449-5000 ext 2288
Derick Scott served as one of the founding members of the Cure Violence initiative during its inception in New York. Specifically, he has served as Senior Outreach Worker, Hospital Responder and Outreach Worker Supervisor for S.O.S. Crown Heights & S.O.S. Bed-Stuy Cure Violence Programs. In these critical roles, Derick helped to create the “Save Our Streets” name, program materials, events, and hence its strong reputation throughout the City. As the Cure Violence model spread, Derick Scott became a mentor and NYC Cure Violence trainer to many staff members learning the Cure Violence model. Derick is a talented orator, compelled by the anti-gun violence movement, and dedicated to making a positive change within this community. Born and raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn, with family and roots in Coney Island, Derick uses his valuable experiences and education to help eradicate gun violence in New York’s inner city neighborhoods.
Shirley F. Juste, MA
Site Director, Urban Neighborhood Services
Shirley joined JCCGCI as the Site Director for our UNS (Urban Neighborhood Services, Inc) multi-service center site in 2016. She comes to us with extensive experience in direct case management, as well as overall program management. Shirley F. Juste earned her BA in Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook and her MA in Counseling Psychology from National University. She is currently earning her MSW degree from Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. She notes her previous work experience with Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens as a Program Supervisor for the Open Door Psychosocial Clubhouse. In addition to that, she has provided school based counseling in Richmond, VA, inpatient social work services at a psychiatric hospital in Los Angeles, CA, and leadership to community based group homes in both Richmond, VA and Los Angeles, CA.