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Juvenile Justice Week in Review: $200M to Help Boys & Young Men of Color

FOUNDATIONS PLEDGE NEARLY $200M TO HELP BOYS, YOUNG MEN OF COLOR 

sb10069485ch-001Eleven major foundations have pledged to spend a total of nearly $200 million for efforts to help boys and young men of color succeed, in concert with President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative...

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Jonathan Lippman: New York’s ‘Pro-Activist’ Judge
Meet the judge who's catalyzed legislative discussion around raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York.
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Drug Program Aids Staten Island Prescription Drug Abusers
John Scarabaggio’s overdose story is one that’s heard far too often on Staten Island, where prescription drug abuse is rampant.
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MORE TOP HEADLINES FROM JJIE AND AROUND THE WEB:

OP-ED: Yes to Equal Treatment; No to Equally Bad Treatment
Iowa policymakers should reject building a new prison for girls and instead, adopt gender-specific, trauma informed treatment in the community for court-involved girls.

OP-ED: Lock-Up Must Not Translate into a Death Sentence for Kids
For youth in detention the rate of completed suicide is two to four times higher than in general population.

CJJ Releases New Resources on Status Offenses
Over the last few months, Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) has released several new publications related to status offenses as part of their Safety, Opportunity and Success (SOS) Project

How State and Local Governments Can Improve Outcomes for Youth 
Two publications recently released break down what state and local governments can do to improve outcomes for youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.


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Juvenile Justice Week in Review: We Didn’t Ask for a Raid

THIS WEEK IN JUVENILE JUSTICE: We Didn't Ask for a Raid

Members of the NYPD raid the Manhattanville Houses and the Grant Houses in West Harlem early on the morning of June 4, 2014. A total of 40 suspects were arrested as part of a massive 145-count indictment of 103 people in a range of crimes, including murder, 19 shootings, gang assaults, beatings and conspiracy. Police apprehend suspects at the Grant Houses.
Members of the NYPD raid the Manhattanville Houses and the Grant Houses in West Harlem early on the morning of June 4, 2014. A total of 40 suspects were arrested as part of a massive 145-count indictment of 103 people in a range of crimes, including murder, 19 shootings, gang assaults, beatings and conspiracy. Police apprehend suspects at the Grant Houses.

Harlem Residents: We Asked City for Help, We Got a Raid Instead

Taylonn Murphy and Derrick Haynes know all about the pain of early graves. Both have lost family in a blood feud between the Manhattanville and Grant Houses in West Harlem where NYPD conducted a massive gang raid last week. “The terror that the many thousands of people who live there must have felt over these last several years,” NYPD Police Chief William J. Bratton said explaining his presence at the early-morning raid during a press conference. “They’re not fighting over drug turf, it’s just mindless, senseless violence.” However, According Murphy and Haynes, the violence isn’t so mindless and senseless as the commissioner described when you look at it from their point of view.Continue Reading →

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Mayor Bill deBlasio, and Police Commissioner William J. Bratton.
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Mayor Bill deBlasio, and Police Commissioner William J. Bratton.
Mayor Stands by Police Commissioner on Harlem Raids, Promises MoreMayor Bill de Blasio yesterday promised more controversial raids in the city’s public housing projects.

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At Conference, Experts Examine Incarceration as a Public Health IssuePublic health and criminal justice experts gathered this week to discuss mass incarceration in the U.S.

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MORE TOP HEADLINES:

OP-ED: “Fearful inheritance”: What the Case for Reparations Means for Jail and Prison Reform
“The Case for Reparations,” and what it means for jail and prison reform.

JJIE’s Daryl Khan Talks Harlem Gang Raids with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer
JJIE's New York Metro Bureau chief, Daryl Khan, spoke with WNYC's Brian Lehrer Tuesday about a recent gang raid in Harlem.

L.A. Judge Objects to School Police Getting Millions Reserved for Struggling Students
Juvenile Court Judge Michael Nash said this particular pot of money should not be diverted to support the L.A. district’s school police force.


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