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Title: Brushes with the Law: Young New Yorkers and the Criminal Justice System
Other Titles: Child welfare watch, vol 22
Contributors: Kramer, Abigail
Hurley, Kendra
White, Andrew
Keywords: Juvenile probation—New York (City)
Juvenile delinquents—New York (City)
Criminal law—New York (City)
Juvenile detention—New York (City)
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Publisher: Center for New York City Affairs, The New School
Place of Publication: New
Series/Report no.: Child Welfare Watch, Winter 2012/2013, Vol. 22
Description: This issue of Child Welfare Watch examines the transformation of New York City's treatment of children and young adults who get in trouble with the law. The city has cut the number of kids it sends to juvenile lockups by two-thirds, investing in a system of alternative programs that provide supervision in young people’s homes and neighborhoods. For older teens and young adults, criminal justice agencies have launched a continuum of services that includes job training, mentorship and education assistance, designed to get probationers and parolees connected to community-based support systems. The goal is to move young people out of the criminal justice system more quickly, divert them away from jails and prisons, and keep communities whole. This issue of Child Welfare Watch looks at what has changed and what hasn’t. As the city enters its final year under the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, it considers the progress of reforms and the places where they’ve been stymied. And it look at the impact on communities that have long been destabilized by cycles of crime, police scrutiny, arrest and incarceration.
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