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‘Raise the Age’ Observers Find Progress and Pain in Courts Following Juvenile Justice Reforms

Last summer, 34 young New Yorkers fanned out across the city’s courtrooms to observe a combined 600 hours of youth court appearances.  The aim: to evaluate the effects of the state’s historic Raise the Age legislation, which stopped the automatic prosecution of 16- and 17-year-olds as adults, in New York City.  The report by the […]

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Correction Officers Get Lavish Welcome at Juvenile Center They’re Due to Exit

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. The Bronx’s Horizon Juvenile Center is “plagued by disorder,” a court-appointed monitor for city jails reported last week — finding correction officers are far likelier to use force on young detainees there than in […]

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Some Teen Detainees Still Treated Like Adults, or Worse, Despite ‘Raise The Age’

New York’s new “Raise the Age” law was designed to end the automatic prosecution of minors as adults and ensure that teens facing felony charges be processed by specially trained judges, separately from those 18 and older. But according to data obtained by THE CITY, only 32% of eligible teens citywide were first seen in […]