Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lippman Op-Ed


Today's New York Times features an op-ed by New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman about reforming New York's broken juvenile justice system. Among other things, Lippman argues that New York's experience with drug courts offers a model for reducing both incarceration and crime. He goes on to suggest that the judicial branch take responsibility for oversight of probation (a function that currently resides in the executive branch). Well worth a read.