Sunday, December 7, 2008

Judith Kaye and the Youth Justice Board

Last week saw the opening of NYC's first "teen space" -- a designated space in the Queens Family Court for young adults with permanency cases.  Our youth justice board played an advisory role in helping to conceive and design the space, working in concert with the Permanent Judicial Commission on Children.  Above is a shot of Chief Judge Judith Kaye with two members of the youth justice board at the opening.

Speaking of Kaye, the tributes to her continue to come in as her term winds to a close.  This is a link to a long piece in the Law Journal that reviews her administrative accomplishments that includes references to the Center for Court Innovation, Midtown Community Court, drug courts, domestic violence courts, and the Staten Island Youth Court that we are currently planning, among other things.