NYU Receives $16 Million Gift for Social Science Research Using Big Data
New York University’s Silver School of Social Work has received what NYU called one of the largest gifts ever given to such a school, which will be used to try to crack open new insights into the problems of racism and social inequality.
Senate Bill May Require Legal Counsel for Parents, Children in Child Welfare Cases
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved a bill that could provide the first federal requirement of legal counsel to parents and children in child welfare cases, though there appeared to be some discussion of further negotiations on that before a vote of the full Senate.
Groups Urge Justice Department to Reinstate Obama Stance on Juvenile Fines, Fees
Groups are urging the Biden administration to discourage states from charging fees and fines to incarcerated juveniles, saying they unfairly load debt on low-income youth and their families.
Biden’s First Proposed Budget Puts Millions Toward Alternatives to Youth Incarceration, Equity in Child Welfare
Youth Services Insider will delve further into the first budget proposed by President Joe Biden in the coming weeks, but wanted to list off a few notable items that jumped off the page from child welfare and juvenile justice.
Leading Child Welfare Litigation Group Pledges to Join Growing Fight Over ‘Most Urgent Civil Rights Battle of Our Time’
One of the nation’s leading legal advocacy groups for children recently embraced a new agenda, pledging to disrupt “institutional racism and its effects on the child welfare system.”
Has Kyle Rittenhouse’s Case Swayed Conservatives on Juvenile Transfers to Adult Court?
Last week's juvenile justice hearing, held by the House Judiciary Committee, included an interesting exchange on transfers to adult court and Kyle Rittenhouse.
Juvenile Arrests in 2019 Continued Long Downward Trend
The rate of kids younger than 18 who were arrested fell in 2019, but the numbers varied across demographic groups and offenses.
Vincent Schiraldi Heading Back to Government … For A While
Vincent Schiraldi will temporarily leave his position as co-director of the Columbia University Justice Lab to be New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commissioner of the New York City Department of Corrections (DOC), which oversees the city’s 10 jail facilities, eight of which reside on the infamous and soon-to-be-shuttered Rikers Island.