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New York’s Homeless, Foster and Jailed Teens Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine

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Students in Juvenile Detention Finally Being Heard, But Not Seen

Children still can’t speak to one other or the teacher together as a virtual class, and video is limited. Schooling behind bars is one of the issues the City Council is expected to tackle Friday in a hearing on COVID-19 and the juvenile justice system.

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City Moves to Take Students Off Mute in Juvenile Lockups, But Due Date Elusive

Nine months after being forced to reckon with remote-learning for kids in detention centers, the city’s Administration for Children’s Services and Department of Education are trying to figure out how to get students’ voices heard.

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City Agrees to Extend Federal Oversight of Youth Lockup After Grim Reports Persist

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

The city’s child welfare agency has teamed up with advocacy groups to create a new alternative program to help at-risk girls and gender-expansive youth.

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Use of Force Against Inmates at NYC Jails Hit ‘All-Time High’ Last Year

The rise, blamed in part on ‘hyper-confrontational’ correction officers, came even as the inmate population at Rikers Island and other city lockups fell.

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Juvenile Detention Population Climbs After COVID Releases

Following a city effort to free youths from juvenile detention amid the pandemic, court adjournments and new arrests fuel new rise in jailed kids.

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COVID Kills Staffer at Juvenile Center Where Youth Are Being Sent for Safety

COVID-19 claims the life of a counselor who worked with detained teens in Brooklyn lockup designated for those who are not infected with the virus.

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Mayor Hails Releases From Juvenile Detention, Yet Most Remain as Virus Hits

Big reductions in youth facility populations announced by de Blasio apply only to lowest-level offenders, even as kids contract coronavirus.

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Teens Sue to Exit Detention Centers As Coronavirus Closes In

Legal Aid demands release of juvenile delinquents in face of "risk of serious medical harm," saying social isolation is "effectively impossible."

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Catching Up With New Yorkers You Met in THE CITY

Here’s the latest on some folks who lived tales of hope, adversity and change during an eventful 2019. They have more stories to tell.

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Force More Frequent Against Teens At Juvenile Lockups

Stats revealed at Council hearing where city officials came under fire for a rocky start to a law intended to protect kids who are arrested.

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Summer Reading List: Book Drive Helps Teens Behind Bars in The Bronx

A Mott Haven bookseller is teaming with juvenile justice advocates to get detained teens more of the titles they want to read.

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No Green Space in Sight at Bronx Youth Detention Center

Recreation areas still under construction months after "Raise the Age" moved teens off Rikers Island and into the Horizon Juvenile Center.