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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Center for Court Innovation Director Greg Berman joins Capital Press Room on WCNY to discuss the New York court system's use of alternatives to incarceration to reduce the number of people behind bars in the state.
Officials in Yakima, Wash., have been working with the Center for Court Innovation to create a community court to link defendants to drug treatment, education, health care or other services that relate to their underlying problems.