New York City Council Pushes De Blasio Admin: What’s the Plan for Troubled Youth Detention Centers?
New York City Council confronted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration today on a steady increase in the use of force in two youth detention facilities. “We all agree there’s a problem, the numbers lay that out,” said Manhattan Councilman Keith Powers (D), chair of the Criminal Justice Committee, to a group of administration officials who appeared to testify.
Exclusive: New York City’s Top Juvenile Justice Official Steps Down, Will Replace Jails Critic on Oversight Board
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s point person overseeing the rollout of the juvenile justice reform known as “Raise the Age” will leave his post this month to join the staff of a major foundation.
On the Cusp of Major Reform, New York City’s Juvenile Justice Commissioner Speaks to The Imprint
A landmark piece of progressive legislation, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), is about to go into partial effect on October 1. Under the “Raise the Age” law he signed in 2017, the state will soon consider most 16- and 17-year-olds to be juveniles and not adults in the eyes of the law.