New York, NY (April 21, 2011)—What does it take to reform a dysfunctional juvenile justice system? New York Law School’s Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families will bring together expert panelists to discuss all phases of New York’s juvenile justice system—from police-youth interactions through post-adjudication detention and alternatives at the “Juvenile Justice Reform in New York” symposium on Friday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Law School, located at 185 West Broadway.
Panels include, “Follow Up to the Governor’s Task Force Report,” “New Institutions in the Juvenile Justice System,” “Adjudication Reform,” and “Entry to the System: Police, Youth, Race, and Prevention.” Opening remarks will be made by Gladys Carrion, Commissioner of the New York State Office for Children and Family Services and Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Transforming Juvenile Justice will give the keynote speech. The task force, formed in 2008 by former New York Governor David Paterson, has recommended broad reform of the system, including greater use of alternatives to incarceration, better means of preparing incarcerated youth for reentry into the community, and a stronger emphasis on rehabilitation of youthful offenders.
“New York’s juvenile justice system is in crisis,” event organizer Professor Stephen A. Newman said. “In the last few years, news reports, studies, and investigations have exposed a system that is cruel, costly, and counterproductive. It is our hope that this symposium will help maintain the necessary momentum for the fundamental reforms that must take place to create a functioning, decent, and just system of juvenile justice in New York.”
Laurence Busching, Executive Deputy
Commissioner, Administration for Children’s Services
Elizabeth Glazer, Chair, Juvenile Justice Advisory Group
Vincent Schiraldi, Commissioner, New York City Department of Probation
Alfred Siegel, Director, Center for Court Innovation
Tamara Steckler, Attorney in Charge, Juvenile Rights Practice, The Legal Aid Society
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6 transitional or nontransitional Continuing Legal Education
(CLE) credits are available for this event, including 2 credits in Ethics
and Professionalism and 4 credits in Professional Practice.
To register for this event, please visit www.nyls.edu/JusticeReform. Members of the media may RSVP to LaToya Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.431.2191.
About New York Law School
Founded in 1891, New York Law School is an independent law school located in lower Manhattan near the city’s centers of law, government, and finance. New York Law School’s renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in such areas as constitutional law, civil and human rights, labor and employment law, media and information law, urban legal studies, international and comparative law, and a number of interdisciplinary fields. The School is noted for its nine academic centers: Center on Business Law & Policy, Center on Financial Services Law, Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate Studies, Diane Abbey Law Center for Children and Families, Institute for Information Law & Policy, and Justice Action Center. New York Law School has more than 13,000 graduates and enrolls some 1,500 students in its full- and part-time J.D. program and its four advanced degree programs in financial services law, real estate, tax, and mental disability law studies. www.nyls.edu
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