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.
By Richard Curtis, Meredith Dank, Kirk Dombrowski, Bilal Khan, Melissa Labriola, Amy Muslim, Michael Rempel and Karen Terry
This Executive Summary highlights major findings from a two-volume study exploring the problem of commercial sexual exploitation of children and evaluating a coordinated effort to find solutions in New York City.
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The Crime Report credits the Midtown Community Court with helping transforming Times Square and pioneering "a different approach to offenders that emphasized rehabilitation as much as law enforcement."