Posted inJuvenile Justice

Youth, Advocates See Pros and Cons in Adams’ Sprawling Public Safety Proposals

Mayor Eric Adams made a last-minute visit to Horizon Juvenile Center in The Bronx on Thursday afternoon, following reports of a hostage situation there early Tuesday morning, as teen detainees allegedly threatened staff with makeshift weapons and stole their keys. The hastily announced trip, which was closed to journalists, was the latest big move for […]

Posted inCriminal Justice

Adams Anti-Gun Blueprint Puts ‘Cure Violence’ Groups Center Stage

Mayor Eric Adams on Monday unveiled a “blueprint” for stemming gun violence in New York City — calling to bolster police units, stiffen state laws and involve multiple agencies in addressing the crisis. It follows a series of high-profile shootings,  including that of an 11-month old and the killing of 22-year-old NYPD officer Jason Rivera […]

Posted inMental Health

Why Are Latina Moms in New York Reporting Such High Levels of Anxiety and Depression?

This story was published in partnership between THE CITY and The Fuller Project. When Marilyn Mendoza took over as the education justice organizer with Make the Road in Jackson Heights three years ago, she noticed that many of the Latina immigrant mothers in her parent group Comité de Padres en Acción craved a safe place […]

Posted inHealth

De Blasio Shut Down 20 City-Run COVID Testing Facilities Ahead of Omicron Surge

Lines are long and tempers short as New Yorkers queue up — some for hours — to receive COVID tests as infections surge, fueled by highly contagious variants.  One reason for the waits: The number of city-operated fixed-location testing centers listed dropped dramatically in the middle of November from 54 to 34, with 31 operating […]

Posted inBrooklyn

NYPD Internal Affairs Investigating Release of Ex-Cop Accused of Pulling Gun on Kids, Family Says

The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating the quick release of a retired cop who was arrested for allegedly menacing three young boys with a gun in Brooklyn, according to family members of the children. Lashawn Jordan, the aunt of a 12- and 14-year-old who contend ex-officer Kruythoff Forrester chased them with a gun after […]

Posted inCity Council

Homeless Youth Get on Fast Track to Housing With New Council Bills

Young New Yorkers sleeping in youth homeless shelters and those leaving foster care will soon have direct access to housing vouchers, thanks to a pair of bills the City Council passed Tuesday. The vote followed years of activism by housing and youth advocates who argued the current system — which forces young people to become […]