Eileen Grench

Eileen covers juvenile justice for THE CITY and is a Report for America corps member. She was previously an investigative reporter for the Global Migration Project, where her work was featured in The Intercept, The Nation, and Documented. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Eileen was also a 2016 Olympian.

The street-crime police units are back under Mayor Adams with a new name. Officials say they will be looking for guns in 30 precincts. Can you record them on your phone? Do they have to provide ID? We answer these questions and more.
City Hall hired consulting giant KPMG in 2018 to help manage the transfer of teens from adult jails to juvenile detention. How’s that going?
With a focus on youth employment, foster care and homelessness, Adams’ broad plan has features that excite juvenile justice champions, but his approach to policing and prosecution has some worried about potential abuses.
Vowing to involve many city agencies in curbing shootings, mayor says he’ll assess precinct commanders on how successfully they team up with grassroots anti-crime organizations.
The pandemic’s emotional strains are falling especially heavy on communities hit hardest by COVID, unemployment and child care challenges.
Test & Trace’s shift to privately run mobile testing tents hasn’t stopped long lines from forming at urgent care centers, forcing everyone from teachers to baristas to miss work. The mayor on Thursday announced plans to expand NYC testing site hours and locations.
Supporters rallied Thursday in support of Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, who reportedly voided the arrest of Kruythoff Forrester after the retired officer allegedly chased three children while holding a pistol. Forrester told NBC New York he never pulled his gun.
News of the probe comes after THE CITY revealed that NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey voided the arrest of retired officer Kruythoff Forrester in the pre-Thanksgiving incident that sent the Brooklyn youths, ages 12 to 14, fleeing “terrified.”
Community Affairs Chief Jeffrey Maddrey intervened to void the case of a retired officer accused of pursuing three boys with a pistol after their basketball hit a security camera, sources say. “They were terrified,” says an aunt of two of the children.
Young people sleeping in New York’s 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.
A new study shows 41% of women living with kids in NYC are not working compared to 24% of men with children — a lingering effect of remote school and a perpetual child care challenge.
Newly released transcripts offer a glimpse into the governor’s defiant, Clintonesque defense as probers grilled him about sexual harassment allegations. Meanwhile, 10 women testified about their experience with his administration.
The Administration for Children’s Services and its staffers’ union may have successfully scuttled two City Council bills that would require workers to advise parents and other caretakers of their rights at the start of a welfare investigation.
New York City’s juvenile detention centers are having a “a crisis within [a] crisis,” fueled not just by understaffing like the chaos at Rikers Island, but also by an aging, listless population, both youth advocates and staff reps told THE CITY.
New Yorkers in youth homeless shelters would finally get credit for time spent there instead of having to enter the chaotic and dangerous adult system to receive housing vouchers.
Lawyers for youth and families push back on new policy that allows foster care and juvenile justice homes to give vaccines to 16- and 17-year-olds even if mom or dad objects.
Antonio Reynoso proposes bill to ban list of tens of thousands of Black and Latino New Yorkers monitored by police as potential members of criminal crews.
Mayor de Blasio tried Wednesday to reassure parents there won’t be a repeat of last year when, as THE CITY revealed, some families were investigated during remote-learning simply because they didn’t have internet or get their city-issued iPads.
The restarting of fully in-person classes means a comeback for thousands of school safety agents alongside a million students to city public schools in less than a month. That’s reignited a raging debate over what role cops should have in classrooms.