Presence of School Resource Officers Debated in Small Towns, Too
Two decades after schools across the country beefed up police presence on campus in response to the mass shooting at Columbine High, the uprising over the killing of George Floyd has prompted communities small and large to rethink that trend in the name of racial justice.
The Virtues of Virtual
Since last March, judges and lawyers in youth and family courts across New York state have been scrambling, like judicial officers around the country, to keep their cases moving along on virtual platforms.
Calls for Reform Follow Rochester Police Pepper-Spraying a 9-Year-Old Girl
The response to Rochester police handcuffing and pepper-spraying a fourth-grade girl has been swift: New York state and local lawmakers are joining youth justice advocates to demand systemic changes in how police treat kids.
New York Governor Aims to Shut Down Nearly Empty Youth Prisons
New York Legislators Say They Want Alternatives to Costly Youth Prisons
Sticker Shock: The Cost of New York’s Youth Prisons Approaches $1 Million Per Kid
A dozen years ago, New York state revealed that taxpayers were shelling out $140,000 to $200,000 each year to house each young person in the state’s juvenile facilities.