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ARTICLES BY: Eileen Grench

  1. left out

    Staten Island Family Court Struggles With Disability Act Compliance

    Judges, lawyers and litigants make do with trailers and courtroom swaps a decade after a promise of accessible new digs.

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  2. juvenile justice

    State Sets Rules to Give Due Process to Child Parolees

    Action follows judicial rebuke of city Administration for Children’s Services over how it decided which teens to send back to detention.

    juvenile justice

  3. juvenile justice

    What Happens When a Kid Is Charged With a Felony Murder?

    A 13-year-old arrested in connection with the stabbing death of Tessa Majors faces a juvenile justice system that aspires to rehabilitate.

    juvenile justice

  4. justice

    Report Calls on New NYPD Top Cop Dermot Shea to Abolish Gang Database

    The “Erase the Database” campaign, to be launched Thursday, marks the latest in a yearslong effort to end the monitoring up to 42,000 New Yorkers.

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  5. kids behind bars

    Force More Frequent Against Teens At Juvenile Lockups

    Stats revealed at Council hearing where city officials came under fire for a rocky start to a law intended to protect kids who are arrested.

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  6. adrift

    Homeless Youth Age Into Adulthood Still Waiting for Housing Aid Promised in 2017

    Most young adults must leave youth shelters when they turn 21, yet are still denied promised vouchers to help them pay for their own apartments.

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  7. tps

    Some New Yorkers Live on Borrowed Time While Awaiting Immigration Program’s Fate

    Trump efforts to end Temporary Protected Status for some countries leave 15,000 city residents looking for a Plan B to stay in the U.S. legally.

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  8. on the horizon

    Correction Officers Get Lavish Welcome at Juvenile Center They’re Due to Exit

    Records show nearly $17 million spent on facilities for guards mere months before children’s agency takes over Horizon facility in the South Bronx.

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  9. jails

    Mayor ‘Interfered’ With Jails Overseer on Solitary Confinement, Member Charges

    Dr. Robert Cohen of the Board of Correction alleges delay of a planned vote to limit punitive segregation is part of bid to weaken reforms.

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  10. jails

    Solitary Confinement Reform Pushed Back Again as City Hall Balks

    The Board of Correction planned to propose new limits on isolating inmates in city jails Tuesday, but will delay amid mayoral pressure, sources said.

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  11. immigration

    Immigrant New Yorkers in Limbo After Courts Halt ‘Public Charge’ Rule

    Uncertainty leaves many avoiding government benefits, despite legal decisions blocking the Trump administration’s bid to penalize green card hopefuls.

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  12. juvenile justice

    Legal System Off to Slow Start on ‘Raise The Age’ Night-Court Fix

    An amended law intended to quickly move kids out of the adult criminal system and ease the burden of extra court dates is having growing pains.

    juvenile justice

  13. juvenile justice

    Big Influx of 17-Year-Olds Poses Next ‘Raise the Age’ Test

    New York’s speedy shift to stop prosecuting kids under 18 as adults faces huge challenge as more teens enter a new system that’s shown growing pains.

    juvenile justice

  14. digital delay

    Bronx Housing Developments Still Waiting for Computers Funded Two Years Ago

    NYCHA says it’s still working on buying technology for three community centers. The money came from a grant by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

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  15. juvenile justice

    Some Teen Detainees Still Treated Like Adults, or Worse, Despite ‘Raise The Age’

    Despite goals of “Raise the Age” law, about two-thirds of eligible minors are first being processed nights and weekends alongside adults, data shows.

    juvenile justice

  16. juvenile justice

    Summer Reading List: Book Drive Helps Teens Behind Bars in The Bronx

    A Mott Haven bookseller is teaming with juvenile justice advocates to get detained teens more of the titles they want to read.

    juvenile justice

  17. reform deferred

    Jails Board Promises Solitary Confinement Reform — But Delays Action

    Oversight body hears emotional testimony following the death of Layleen Polanco, whose Rikers Island demise sparked movement to overhaul city jails.

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  18. juvenile justice

    No Green Space in Sight at Bronx Youth Detention Center

    Recreation areas still under construction months after “Raise the Age” moved teens off Rikers Island and into the Horizon Juvenile Center.

    juvenile justice

  19. cleaning up

    Car Wash Workers on Track to Get Long-Awaited Pay Raise

    A bill guaranteeing the auto cleaners minimum wage passed state Senate Wednesday, igniting new hopes for employees forced to rely on tips.

    cleaning up