Here’s What’s Happening to New York City’s 16 year-olds After Cuomo’s Justice Reform
Last October, the State of New York began treating most 16-year-olds as juveniles in the eyes of the criminal justice system. In New York City, that change appears to have coincided with a steep drop in felony arrests, according to previously unpublished state data reviewed by The Imprint.
How a New Youth Correctional Leadership Group is Helping Milwaukee Close Youth Prisons
After three years on the job, the Milwaukee County official who oversees juvenile justice finds his system at a crossroads. The Wisconsin state legislature passed a bill last March closing two youth prisons after a criminal probe and multiple lawsuits alleged abuse and neglect of youth, alarming lawmakers.
Ready to Work: L.A.’s Systems-Involved Youth Build Careers
During a recent St. Anne’s meeting for pregnant and parenting teenagers in Los Angeles, seven students learned the difference between a resume and a cover letter. It is a particularly important distinction for these young women, all between the ages of 15 and 18, who are trying to juggle parenting and high school with their eventual careers.