NYCJJ Launches Statewide Judicial Training Sessions

Posted: March 14th, 2014 | by Yuval Sheer

On February 28, 2014 the New York Center for Juvenile Justice, in collaboration with the New York State Office of Court Administration, embarked on one of seven specialized statewide training sessions. The training is designed to highlight and analyze those issues faced by judges who preside over the cases of youth in adult court. The trainings introduce judges to the cognitive, behavioral and psychological characteristics of adolescents. In that context, the training isolates statutory opportunities within New York’s existing legal structure that permit the court to refer a considerable number of youth tried as adults to services within the community. These sessions offer judges strategies to adjudicate the cases of youth in an age-appropriate and socially responsible manner.

We would like to thank the Honorable Barry Kamins, Chief of Policy and Planning for New York State’s Unified Court System his staff, for their partnership and support in these trainings. We would also like to thank the foundations who are supporting this effort: The Prospect Hill Foundation, and the New York Community Trust.


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