• Thanks to Howard Knoll (Senior Director, for Casey Family Programs) for passing this article on. Ending ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline’ Subject of U.S. Senate Hearing. Read about it HERE.
  • The New York State Bar releases its legislative priorities for 2013, one of them being Strengthening the Integrity of New York’s Juvenile Justice System. Read more HERE
  • Restorative justice highlighted in the NY Times Magazine this Sunday (1/6/2012). Can Forgiveness Play a Role in the Criminal Justice System? Read HERE.
  • A recent article in Mother Jones highlighted new research linking lead to violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic. And fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than doing nothing.  Read HERE
  • Yoga is being used in prisons to help incarcerated peoples find peace and grounding. Read the NY Times article, “A Series of Poses for Fitness, Inside and Out” HERE.  Importantly, using yoga to help youth involved in the juvenile justice system is happening in NYC. Check out the Lineage Project.




January 31, 2013, 10am-12pm: Briefing on the Close to Home Initiative Implementation With Deputy Commissioner Raye Barbieri  of the Division of Youth and Family Development (ACS). The Pinkerton Foundation, 610 Fifth Avenue, Suite 316, New York, NY 10020

Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, Feb 7th , 2012: Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America @John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City.  Registration Information HEREConnecticut Governor Dannel Malloy will give the keynote speech on February 6th on the conference theme: “The Problem That Won’t Go Away: How Drugs, Race and Mass Incarceration Have Distorted American Justice (and What To Do About It)” Other speakers include: Charlie Beck, Chief, Los Angeles Police Department; Benjamin Tucker, Deputy Director, White House Office on National Drug Control Policy; Bridget G. Brennan, Special Narcotics Prosecutor, City of New York; Leann K. Bertsch, Director, North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; Risco Menton-Lewis, Assistant District Attorney, Nassau County, Long Island; Linda Greenhouse, Yale University, Former New York Times Supreme Court reporter; and Joseph Krakora, New Jersey Public Defender.