Posted inJuvenile Justice

New York City Pushes Toward Goal of Zero Girls in Detention With New Program

New York City’s child welfare agency is teaming with advocacy groups to launch the first city-run diversion program for girls and gender-expansive youth at risk of going into the criminal justice system. Girls Justice — a placeholder name, officials say — was born out of a task force started in 2017 by the Vera Institute […]

Posted inManhattan

Manhattan Community Board Leader Cited for Gender Bias

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. A Manhattan community board chair is under fire for what investigators deemed improper behavior toward female board members — including demoting women from leadership positions. An Equal Employment Opportunity probe by Manhattan Borough President […]