Let’s Get On the Bus

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 […]

Cultivating Better Futures for Troubled Bronx Youths

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 – […]

How One Community Saved Its Troubled Youth

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 […]