The Youth Justice Research Collaborative (YJRC) is a collective developed in partnership with the CUNY Public Science Project, Youth Represent, Children’s Defense Fund-NY and the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York to center the lives and conditions of those most impacted by Raise the Age, using participatory action research to join experts with direct experience of youth prosecution and incarceration with academics and advocates.
|The COVID-19 crisis has increased the risks facing youth who are arrested and detained and made navigating the juvenile and adult criminal justice system much harder for young people and their families. As the weather gets warmer and New York City begins the reopening process, we anticipate that an increase in arrests could further exacerbate these problems. Our public defender survey included a question about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the City’s youth justice system, and defenders representing adolescents and young adults have raised significant concerns as well as recommendations for supporting youth through COVID-19 […read more]||
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