NYACK SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK By: Ellie Yiseul Paik, Nyack Student When I think about children and youth, I see myself. There is a reflection of me because I was once a child and I was once a teenager, full of life, curiosity and purpose. I often hear the exact words that were shared with me, now […]
JUVENILE JUSTICE INFORMATION EXCHANGE By: Gary Gately They could have been locked up for offenses ranging from theft to assault to armed robbery. Instead, they planted vegetables at an urban farm, painted a mural to honor a community activist, staged a youth talent show, organized “safe parties” for teens at a local community center – […]
THE CRIME REPORT By: Rev. Ruben Austria Op-Ed on The Crime Report What would happen if community stakeholders in U.S. urban neighborhoods plagued by the highest rates of youth crime and incarceration were given the opportunity to intervene early— and often— on behalf of young people caught up in the juvenile justice system? One answer […]
Mott Haven Herald
Family, friends and fellow community activists remember the late Joe Perez as a tireless fighter for the South Bronx, who, despite his tenacity as an advocate for the arena’s underrepresented, maintained a self-deprecating sense of humor until his death.
New York Daily News
When Demetria Frampton’s grandson was caught in a fight with older boys at New Explorers High School in Concourse Village in September, some of the youth involved were immediately arrested.
Mott Haven Herald
Lee was 14 when police arrested her at a South Bronx house party three years ago and charged her with trespassing. That was her first arrest. She was arrested three more times before graduating from high school, for similar charges and for fighting in school.