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Honor the Victims of the Youth Justice System Through Continued Advocacy

We are thinking of Kalief Browder and his family. In 2010, Kalief was detained at Rikers Island at 16 while awaiting trial. He was wrongfully accused of stealing a backpack – a charge that was eventually dropped in 2013. For three years, Kalief as a te …

TESTIMONY: OVERSIGHT: Trauma-Informed Services In The Juvenile Justice System

On November 28, 2017, CCC testified before the New York City Council Juvenile Justice Committee at an oversight hearing about trauma-informed services in the juvenile justice system. CCC’s testimony the impact of trauma; the high prevalence of exposure …

CCC Testimony: Implementation of Close to Home for Non-Secure Placements

CCC submitted testimony about the City’s implementation of the Close to Home for non-secure placements, and made recommendations for continued progress in reforming the juvenile justice system, at a New York City Council joint Juvenile Justice and Gene …

Raise the Age Fact Sheets

CCC is part of a Campaign urging the State to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility in New York. Currently, New York is one of only two states (the other is North Carolina) that treats all children as adults in the criminal justice system once they …

New York State Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the New York State Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Human Services Executive Budget Proposals

CCC submitted testimony about the impact the Governor’s Executive Budget would have on children and families at the February 5, 2013 joint Senate/Assembly Hearing on the Executive Budget for State Fiscal Year 2013-2014. CCC’s testimony commended propos …

CCC Statement: Regarding SFY 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposals to Reform the Juvenile Justice System

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) applauds Governor Cuomo for his steadfast commitment to reforming the State’s juvenile justice system to better serve youth and keep communities safer. Last year, the Governor made a significant down p …

CCC Testimony: City Council Hearing on Resolution 1067: Supporting New York State Chief Judge Lippman’s Call to Raise the Age of Criminal Responsibility for Non-violent Offenses to 18

CCC testified at a Juvenile Justice Committee Hearing on November 2, 2011 in support of the Council Resolution supporting Chief Judge Lippman’s proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York to 18 for non-violent offenses, but CCC als …

CCC Statement: Regarding Governor Cuomo’s Plans to Reform the State’s Juvenile Justice System

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) is pleased that Governor Cuomo has clearly stated his desire to improve New York’s deeply flawed and costly juvenile justice system; a system which currently fails youth, does nothing to improve public …

CCC Report: Inside Out: Youth Experiences Inside New York’s Juvenile Placement System

Youth who have been adjudicated juvenile delinquents can be placed, by a Family Court Judge, into a juvenile placement facility operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). These facilities are typically located upstate …

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