The Youth Justice Board, teenagers from across New York City who investigate a current justice system or public safety issue, looked into social media and how police and schools use it for surveillance. Researching the actions and policies of the justice and school systems in New York City, the Board outline the serious consequences surveillance has on young people, identify opportunities to protect, educate, and support youth, and provide specific policy recommendations to address these concerns.
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Youth Justice Board, a youth leadership program that gives teenagers an opportunity to inform public debate about issues that affect them. During the 2016-17 school year, members examined the intersection between youth homelessness and the justice system in New York City in order to identify opportunities to better support homeless youth, reduce their interactions with the justice system, and prevent homelessness in the future.
In partnership with the New York City Police Department, the 2015-16 Youth Justice Board created this short video to increase understanding, cooperation, and trust between law enforcement and youth, and promote stronger police-community relationships.
This paper highlights key takeaways from Sustainable Strategies, a one-day event organized by the Center for Court Innovation and Coro New York Leadership Center. The event brought together facilitators and conveners of youth advisory boards across New York City, and focused on the role of youth-led policy programs in spearheading important changes in the city.
The Center for Court Innovation and the United States Department of Justice COPS Office developed the Police-Youth Dialogues Toolkit as a resource for communities hoping to foster conversations between young people and the police, enabling them to discuss their interactions and find common ground. Drawing from projects across the country, the toolkit consolidates expertise, providing strategies and promising practices for police-youth dialogues.
This report, researched and presented by the 2014-15 Youth Justice Board, focuses on how teenagers with prior arrests can benefit from meaningful interventions and avoid further justice system involvement. It also provides recommendations to strengthen police-youth relationships in New York City.
This video, created by the Youth Justice Board with support from the Mayor’s Interagency Taskforce on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism & School Engagement, features members of the Youth Justice Board and the Greenpoint Youth Court. These students share the reasons that they go to school every day, and why they think going to school is important.
The Youth Justice Board made The Police-Youth Action Plan to educate teens about what they can do to improve relationships with police in their communities and across the city. The Board believes that teens should be able to take action on their own, and this guide provides strategies and resources to help them do so. Contact us with questions about how to get started at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-386-5925.
The Youth Justice Board, an after school program operated by the Center for Court Innovation that gives young people the opportunity to be advocates for their peers, created this video Talking It Through: A Teen-Police Dialogue, which shows how positive communication can build stronger, friendlier relationships between police officers and young people.