Thursday, February 16, 2012

NYS top judge asks for Youth Court Act - Wants teens in Family Court

Daniel Weaver
Albany CPS and Family Court Examiner

In his State of the Judiciary speech on February 14, 2012, New York State's Top Judge, Jonathan Lippman, announced a proposed “Youth Court Act” asking the state legislature to set up a new Youth Court to deal with as many as 50,000 cases a year of non-violent offenses committed by 16- and 17-year-olds who are currently tried as adults in criminal court. FULL STORY

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