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.
This report describes the nature and scope of children's exposure to violence in eight sites nationwide that were selected to participate in the Attorney General's Defending Childhood demonstration program. This report describes the strategies the sites chose and draws key lessons from the planning phase.
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DNAinfo covers the Justice Community Plus program in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights. Operated by S.O.S. Crown Heights and S.O.S. Bed-Stuy, the program offers job-readiness training to high-risk young people.
During a speech at the Community Policing Roundtable in Pittsburgh, U.S. Attorney General Lorreta E. Lynch highlights a collaboration between the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Center for Court Innovation to conduct a procedural justice assessment in the Allegheny County courts.