In New York, Hundreds of 3-Year-Olds With Disabilities Are on the Brink of Losing Services
Hundreds of New York toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities may lose access to in-home speech, behavioral, occupational and other therapies next week – because the coronavirus pandemic has prevented them from getting the services approved by their local school district.
Teen Arrests Are Falling Sharply Across New York This Year, After Cuomo’s Justice Reform
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Raise the Age (RTA) reform law was intended to overhaul the justice system for 16- and 17-year-olds charged with crimes — mandating a new, rehabilitation-focused network of detention facilities, court rooms and punishments for teens who are arrested.
Florida Settles Lawsuit, Agrees to Improve Foster Care Placements in Miami Area
In February of 2018, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) was hit with a federal class-action lawsuit alleging that private providers in the southern part of the state were failing to supply enough foster homes, leading to frequent shuffling of kids from one motel to the next, or into cramped group settings.
Some New York Prosecutors Expect a Tricky Year Ahead on Raise the Age
When Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed the juvenile justice law known as “Raise the Age” in April 2017, advocates celebrated that New York would finally catch up to other states moving 16- and 17-year-olds out of adult courts and lockups.
New York “Raised the Age” of Criminal Responsibility this Week. It’s a Major Reform. Is the State Ready?
New York politicians and youth advocates celebrated a major juvenile justice reform this week. The state was one of only two that treated all older teens as adults in the eyes of the law until Monday, when Gov.