juvenile justice http://waer.org en New York a National Leader in Keeping Youth out of Jail and Prison http://waer.org/post/new-york-national-leader-keeping-youth-out-jail-and-prison <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>New York is throwing fewer than half the children and teens in jail than it did a decade ago.&nbsp; The state was singled out by the <a href="http://www.njjn.org/">National Juvenile Justice Network</a>, which is trying to further reduce youth incarceration.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 17:21:13 +0000 Chris Bolt 12402 at http://waer.org New York a National Leader in Keeping Youth out of Jail and Prison Trying to Get 16-and-17-year-olds Out of Adult Courts and Prisons http://waer.org/post/trying-get-16-and-17-year-olds-out-adult-courts-and-prisons <P></P> <P>A coalition of criminal justice, children’s and civil rights groups is trying to change how teenagers are treated in the New York’s criminal justice system.&nbsp; They want to keep young people accountable if they’ve committed a crime…but also preserve their future. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:51:55 +0000 Chris Bolt 7200 at http://waer.org Trying to Get 16-and-17-year-olds Out of Adult Courts and Prisons