Because I’m 16

Check out a new video collaboration between Judge Michael A. Corriero, who presided over the cases of youth in the adult criminal court system; T.J. Parsell, a filmmaker who as a teenager served time in an adult prison; and a group of teenagers in the New York Center for Juvenile Justice’s summer associates program. To view this great new video on why NY should Raise the Age click here

Next Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson Joins ‘Raise the Age NY’ Campaign at Brooklyn Forum

D.A.-elect Ken Thompson joined Brooklyn NAACP President L. Joy Williams at a conversation held at Brooklyn Law School to announce his support for the campaign to “Raise the Age” in New York state. To read more click here

A Different Approach to Crime in a New York Neighborhood Is Working, Report Says

The Red Hook Justice Center court, which hears family, housing, and low-level criminal cases, is focused on finding mostly service-based alternatives to jail time — nearly 80 percent of sentences handed down involve community or social service sentences, compared to 20 percent downtown. To read this article click here and to access a new report showcasing impressive stats about this innovative court click here

Task Force Publishes Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Reading

A set of publications three years in the making is out, aiming to help prevent suicide among youth in the juvenile justice system. To read more click here and for a link to the latest research highlights click here

Report Urges Ban on Detaining Status Offenders

They’re known as status offenders – youths who commit offenses that wouldn’t even be considered offenses but for their age: truancy, running away from home, curfew violations, alcohol or tobacco possession. To read this article click here

 

New JJIE Webinar: Talking Juvenile Justice with Photographer Richard Ross

JJIE recently hosted a webinar with Richard Ross, a photographer and professor of art based in Santa Barbara, California. Richard’s most recent project, Juvenile in Justice, aims to expose conditions within juvenile justice system. To read more or access the webinar click here

ACLU Calls for Ban on Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities

The American Civil Liberties Union has called for a ban on solitary confinement of children being held in juvenile facilities. In a report titled “Alone and Afraid: Children Held in Solitary Confinement and Isolation in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities,” the ACLU strongly condemned solitary confinement, in which children are held in a small cell 22 to 24 hours a day with little social contact. To read this article click here

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