The federal Department of Justice has threatened to take over the state's juvenile justice system because of incidents of staff violence and inadequate psychiatric care for mentally ill children in custody. Will the state and city improve mental health services and conditions of confinement for juvenile delinquents? The Center for New York City Affairs released its latest Child Welfare Watch report , examining alternatives to incarceration that supervise children in their homes and communities, outlining possible reforms in detention and incarceration, and exploring whether the federal action may open the door to more sweeping change. http://youtu.be/C8KgW5IoZ-I
WITH: Larry Busching, Chief, Family Court Division, New York City Law Department John Ruiz, Executive Board Member, Public Employees Federation Sylvia Rowlands, Director, Blue Sky Program, New York Foundling William Scarborough, Member, New York State Assembly Tamara Steckler, Attorney-in-charge, Legal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Division
MODERATOR: Andrew White, Director, Center for New York City Affairs
Supported by the Child Welfare Fund, the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation, the Viola W. Bernard Foundation, the Sirus Fund and the Milano Foundation.