NEW YORK, NY, March 1, 2012--In an effort to improve the judicial response to 16 and 17 year old offenders, the Center for Court Innovation is helping the New York State Court System pilot the Adolescent Diversion Program.
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Youth Justice Board. Since August 2010, the Youth Justice Board has focused on reducing youth crime in New York City using the neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn as a case study.
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The New York Times editorial board covers New York State Chief Judge Lippman's state of the judiciary address, which mentions a number of innovative programs in the making, including the Brownsville Community Justice Center.