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Brushes with the Law: Young New Yorkers, Neighborhoods and the Criminal Justice System
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013
8:30 A.m. - 10:30 A.m.
The city has overhauled its juvenile justice system to keep more young people out of confinement and in their communities. In the process, officials, organizers and providers also aim to strengthen families and neighborhoods. How can city government engage communities and tap into the strengths of local groups that work with teens and families? Will community organizations find resources to participate? And how can families and residents hold the juvenile justice system accountable so that it does not repeat old mistakes? READ MORE » WATCH VIDEO »
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