Thursday, February 3, 2011

Youth Court on the March


In recent months, we have been working closely with former New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye to advance the cause of youth courts in New York. This effort has multiple components, including efforts to convince the NYC Department of Education to test youth courts in schools, to "up the ante" at the youth courts the Center already operates by having them handle more serious cases, to provide technical assistance and training to fledgling youth courts across the state, and to advance the state of knowledge in the field. One recent achievement that falls into this final category is our work on the latest issue of the New York State Bar Journal, which is devoted entirely to youth court. Kudos to Nancy who has been spearheading the youth court effort.