Community Service For Juvenile Offenders

, New York Law Journal

Richard M. Berman, a U.S. District Court judge in the Southern District of New York and a former New York state Family Court judge, writes that a recent New York state report by the Governor's Task Force on Transforming Juvenile Justice, confirms that incarcerating children under the age of 16 in state prison facilities is attendant with mistreatment and child abuse — even as we are spending approximately $200,000 per incarcerated child per year!

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