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9/23/2020

Quietly Persistent Brooklyn Senator Who Led On Juvenile Justice and Other Long-Contested Reforms Set to Retire

‘Velmanette builds the wagons, puts them on the road, and then everybody else jumps on them’

Brooklyn State Senator Velmanette Montgomery. Credit: Christine Ongjoco

There’s a poorly lit, windowless courtroom in lower Manhattan that rarely attracts an audience.

Child Welfare

Sticker shock alert: annual cost of incarcerating one teen in Los Angeles has reached $770,000 https://bit.ly/304SLfX #juvenilejustice

Los Angeles has reached a settlement in a case over #mentalhealth services for foster youth that began in 2002 https://bit.ly/33Wl80Z #childwelfare #FosterCare