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New York Juvenile Detention

It's Time to Raise the Age, New York: There Are Better Alternatives for Teens

Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D. | Posted 11.09.2014 | New York
Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D.

We need to constantly remind ourselves that these are not "bad" kids, but many of them are kids to whom bad things have happened. With help, these fragile teens can and will succeed -- but not by locking them up with adults.

Alex Wagner

New Hope For Juvenile Offenders? | Alex Wagner | Posted 06.28.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Public and private funds have flooded all manner of experimental education programs, from charter schools to Race to the Top initiatives. ...

Kids in Detention: 4; State Employees to Guard Them: 129

Elizabeth Dwoskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Elizabeth Dwoskin

Why do four troubled kids need so many state employees to watch over them? Naturally, it's a union issue.

Class Action Suit Against New York Seeks To End Violence In Juvenile Detention

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of 500 juveniles in New York state detention seeks to ban violent physical restraint and to req...

Juveniles Injured, Treated Poorly By Detention System

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Workers at four youth detention centers in New York caused dozens of serious injuries, including broken bones and teeth, when the...