Records Show Abuse in New York Detention Center Where Teen Died
Head of New York State’s Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Agency to Step Down
The head of child welfare and juvenile justice in New York state, Commissioner Sheila Poole, will leave her position in December.
Buffalo Students Voice Concerns Over Suspensions in a Restorative Justice Circle
Buffalo, New York students spoke candidly on suspensions and how school norms make them feel in a recent restorative justice circle.
Teenager Dies in New York Juvenile Detention Facility
A 19 year old held at the Capital District Juvenile Secure Detention Facility in Albany, New York, died while in custody last week.
New York Officials, Advocates Debate Youth Justice Reform Amid Crime Fears
New York lawmakers, judges, lawyers and advocates gathered Thursday for a discussion about the state's 5-year-old "Raise the Age" law.
Parents of New York School Children Want More Support for their Kids and Families
A survey of parents with kids in Monroe Country, New York revealed concerns that schools aren't providing adequate social, emotional or academic support.
Upstate NY Gallery Displays Artwork by Young Women and Trans Artists in Detention
An art exhibit in Catskill, New York shows work by three teens incarcerated at Brookwood Secure Center for Youth.
A Frank Conversation with a Judge on the Juvenile Justice Bench in New York
Serving Erie County, New York in the Youth Part and Family Court, Judge Brenda Freedman discusses her career path and changes to the juvenile justice system.
Youth Advocates Push “Diversion” to Reduce Racial Disparities in Juvenile Court
A new study found that nationwide, there's an "unequal and limited use of diversion" efforts to keep kids out of the criminal justice system.
Lawsuit Pauses Transfer of Louisiana Youth to the Notorious Angola Adult Prison
New York County Leaders Say Detention Beds are Lacking for 16- and 17-year-olds Accused of Serious Crimes
New York county leaders say there are too few secure detention facilities for teens awaiting trial, but greater capacity could be years away.
Researchers Call Out Lackluster Education in Juvenile Justice System
All children are entitled to an education in the U.S., but a recent study shows how that promise often falls short when kids are locked up.
New York’s Top Judge Resigns
Chief Judge Janet DiFiore, who presides over New York's courts, announced her resignation early this week.
On Buffalo Streets, Outreach Workers Push for Freedom from Violence
The nonprofit SNUG helps prevent community violence and promote healing by working directly with young people.
Rochester Child Psychiatrist Works with Community Groups to Heal Young Patients Wounded by Violence
In Rochester, child psychiatrist Michael Scharf is part of a team addressing the trauma of youth violence, and how to prevent it.
Widespread Condemnation of 8-year-old Boy’s Treatment by Syracuse Police Continues
In New York, activist groups, residents and Gov. Kathy Hochul reacted last week to a video of Syracuse police detaining an 8-year-old boy.
New York Governor Rejects Legislature’s Proposals to Boost Child Welfare Funding
The recently passed New York state budget did not include funding increases for foster care prevention or Family Court attorneys.
Raising The Age of Criminal Prosecution: How Does it Serve Youth and The Public?
The purpose of the Raise the Age law was to ensure that more youth would benefit from the Family Court’s rehabilitative focus and sealed records policies.
Calls to Roll Back Raise the Age Laws Reach NY Statehouse, But Find Little Traction
Amid an uptick in crime in recent years, some New York lawmakers are calling to roll back Raise the Age laws that keep teens out of adult prisons.
New York City Mayor’s Plan to Address Gun Violence Would Roll Back Juvenile Justice Reforms, Critics Say
One aspect of New York City Mayor Eric Adams' plan to end gun violence would roll back recent juvenile justice reforms, critics say.
New York Governor Signs Legislation Barring Arrest of Children Younger than 12
Legislation signed into law by New York’s governor will bar the arrest of most children younger than 12 years old, a move pushed for years by advocates decrying the state’s overly punitive justice system.
A New York School Relies on Restorative Justice for Campus Disputes — and Children’s Futures
Through restorative justice circles, New York's Randolph Academy wants to help kids find a better way forward.
Rochester School District Stations Police Outside Schools
School officials in Rochester, New York voted on Tuesday to station police officers outside the city’s 11 high schools when students arrive and leave their campuses each day.