Catching up with Science: A Forum on Young Adults in the Criminal Justice System

A forum co-hosted by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Research & Evaluation Center. Video highlights July 15, 2015 Justice-involved young adults in the transition between adolescence and fully mature adulthood have been increasingly recognized as a unique population in need of special policies, programs and practices to reduce their incarceration and collateral system consequences and improve their outcomes. In Catching up with Science, national and local experts, including Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, will discuss why this is a population in need of special attention, what New York…

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Spring 2014 Pinkerton Symposium

A CLOSER LOOK: Examining “Close to Home” and New York’s Transformation of Youth Justice Pinkerton Symposium on Youth Justice Sponsored by the Pinkerton Foundation and the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative at John Jay College in Collaboration with the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation of New York City John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 West 59th Street New York, NY 2nd Floor Dining Hall May 5, 2014 8:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. New York’s Close to Home (C2H) initiative is a potentially important step forward for youth justice reform, but how well is it working? How significant is it in the context of…

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Fall 2013 Pinkerton Symposium

RAISE THE AGE, TURN THE PAGE: Reconsidering Juvenile and Criminal Court Jurisdiction in New York A Youth Justice Symposium Generously Sponsored by the Pinkerton Foundation John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 2nd Floor Dining Hall 8:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. Featured Speakers Marian Wright Edelman John Roman Vincent Schiraldi  __________________________________________________________ New York State places more 16- and 17-year-old youth in criminal (adult) court than any other state in the country. Other states, including Connecticut, Illinois, and Massachusetts are returning their young people to juvenile or family court by changing the laws that govern the…

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Spring 2013 Pinkerton Symposium

EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY AND PRACTICE IN YOUTH JUSTICE: WHO WINS, WHO LOSES? With the support of the Pinkerton Foundation, New York, NY April 18, 2013 Keynote Speaker Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 2nd Floor Dining Hall See images from the Symposium  __________________________________________________________ The Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative at John Jay College of Criminal Justice hosted its second youth justice symposium on April 18, 2013. The topic was evidence-based policy and practice in youth justice, but the symposium did not address this topic in…

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Fall 2012 Pinkerton Symposium

The Risks and Benefits of Early Intervention with Justice-Involved Youth Prevention and early intervention efforts with youthful offenders are often criticized as doing more harm than good. When communities intervene too early in the cycle of youth offending, young people may be drawn into the formal justice system prematurely. More than half the youth referred to justice authorities a first time will stop delinquent behavior on their own, before they are affected by the stigma of justice involvement. When communities place too much emphasis on avoiding the risk of over-intervention, however, they miss the equally important opportunity to work with…

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