State leaders are debating proposals to close several near-empty juvenile facilities and revamp a system that has long invested only modest resources in community-based alternatives. Meanwhile, New York City is deploying family supports and services designed to keep more young people from being locked up, send others home faster, and still ensure public safety. Could New York have a juvenile justice system that depends less on incarceration and detention—and more on communities and families? What works, and what doesn't? And will there be funding to achieve meaningful change?
A conversation with: Gladys Carrión, Commissioner, New York State Office of Children & Family Services Neil Hernandez, Commissioner, New York City Department of Juvenile Justice Patricia Brennan, Deputy Commissioner for Juvenile Operations, New York City Department of Probation Mishi Faruqee, Juvenile Justice Project Director, The Correctional Association of New York Jeremy C. Kohomban, President and CEO, The Children’s Village
Moderator: Andrew White, Director, Center for New York City Affairs
Supported by the Milano Foundation and the Sirus Fund.