There’s been a sea change in New York City juvenile justice policy and police practices over the last two years: Courts now place most teen delinquents in city programs close to home, rather than upstate; and police have sharply reduced the use of stop and frisk, a tactic that overwhelmingly targeted young men of color. Policymakers in the new administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio seek to drive change even further, to improve police-community relations and strengthen juvenile justice programs while also securing public safety. How does the administration intend to pursue its objectives? What do community leaders and others believe needs to change? Will young people and community residents gain a meaningful voice in both policy and practice? And can better data collection and data sharing help shape new solutions, both inside and outside the walls of government?
A conversation with:
- Gladys Carrion, commissioner, NYC Administration for Children's Services
- Joanne Jaffe, bureau chief, New York Police Department
- Chino Hardin, field trainer/organizer, Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions
- Gabrielle Prisco, director, Juvenile Justice Project, Correctional Association of New York
- Chris Watler, project director, Harlem Community Justice Center at Center for Court Innovation
- Andrew White, director, Center for New York City Affairs, The New School
This forum is made possible thanks to the generous support of The Prospect Hill Foundation and the Sirus Fund. Additional funding for the Child Welfare Watch project is provided by the Child Welfare Fund, the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation and the Booth Ferris Foundation.