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 Law Journal outlines New York City's plan to reduce the reliance on pre-trial detention and cash bail in low-level cases, making mention of Brooklyn Justice Initatives' supervised release program.
WNYC reports on a plan to reform New York City's bail system, highlights Brooklyn Justice Initatives' supervised release program for misdemeanor defendants, and speaks to Center for Court Innovation Director of Operations, Adam Mansky.