Issues: Juvenile Criminal Justice

Senator Bill Larkin Tests Out Custom FBI Motorcycle

Bike built by Orange County Choppers to raise funds to youth programs in Newburgh.

August 13, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING THE COMMISSION OF CORRECTION’S CRITICAL REPORT OF OCFS

           “Something's rotten in the state of New York, and it starts with OCFS’s radical policies.  This report verifies the appalling lack of judgment and gross mismanagement by Commissioner Carrion and her administration.  To reward juvenile murderers in state custody with sex from a prostitute and an underage girl at the taxpayers' expense goes beyond the pale.”

July 19, 2010
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Majority Aims To Dramatically Reduce Gang Violence

Anti-gang legislation establishes gang suppression, assessment,intervention and prevention program

June 27, 2010
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Juvenile Justice Reform Passes Senate

Legislation helps youth offenders access skills & resources to becomehealthy, contributing members of society

June 22, 2010
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Empowering Law Enforcement, Public Protection Budget Makes Sensible Cuts, Enhances Community Safety & Streamlines Services

In Difficult Economy, Focus on Crime Reduction, Legal Services for Poor New Yorkers

June 22, 2010
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CLEANING UP OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Deter Graffiti Vandals

 

State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that the NYS Senate passed his legislation last week that would require convicted graffiti vandals who are sentenced to community service have graffiti removal be a part of that service. This legislation (S.1880/NYS Assembly same-as A/8532/Benedetto) is another part of Senator Klein’s ongoing efforts to eliminate graffiti across the Bronx by cracking down on those who perpetrate these crimes.

 

June 21, 2010
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LARKIN SPONSORS BILL TO ALLOW GANG COURTS IN ORANGE COUNTY

 


Response To Increased Law Enforcement Activity


    Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has introduced legislation, along with Senator Brian Foley of Suffolk County, to establish a pilot program for gang courts in both Orange and Suffolk counties.

June 18, 2010
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JUVENILE JUSTICE TASK FORCE CONDUCT PUBLIC FORUM EXAMINING POLICY SHIFT WITHIN NYS JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT HAS PUT NEW YORKERS IN DANGER

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and members of a Senate Republican Task Force on Juvenile Justice reform today held a public forum to investigate growing concerns among community members, youth facility staff and law enforcement officials that newly-implemented policies set forth within New York State’s juvenile justice system have resulted in escalating violence by juvenile offenders that has put New Yorkers in danger.

June 16, 2010
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Reform Needed At New York Juvenile Prisons

As New York continues to deal with an unprecedented fiscal crisis, every dollar expended by the state should come under careful scrutiny.  We must ensure funds are being spent wisely for needed programs that are widely beneficial.  It is also vital that we examine the policymakers, and make certain they are of superior character as well.  Case in point – New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Commissioner Gladys Carrion. 

May 27, 2010
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Parents for Megan's Law Lecture at PS 254 in Richmond Hill

A speaker from Parents for Megan's Law will be present to discuss the prevention programs, advocacy services and counseling they offer. The event is being sponsored by Senator Addabbo and is free to attend.
http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/

June 17, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Larkin Calls For Action on Youth Detention Facilities

Joins other Senators in calling for the resignation of OCFS Commissioner Gladys Carrion

May 27, 2010
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LARKIN CALLS FOR ACTION ON YOUTH DETENTION FACILITIES

 


Joins other Senators in calling for the resignation of OCFS Commissioner Gladys Carrion


 

 

May 26, 2010
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Sen. Farley and Members of Special Juvenile Justice System Task Force Call for Carrion's Resignation

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) and fellow members of the Special Legislative Task Force on Reform of the New York State Juvenile Justice System spoke out today against the policies concerning juvenile inmates and are calling for the resignation of Office of Family and Children Services (OCFS) Commissioner Gladys Carrion.

The policy shifts that Carrion is implementing are creating a dangerous environment for staff to work in as well as creating concern within communities on how juvenile criminals will be treated for their personal issues.

May 26, 2010
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Head of OCFS Must Go

ALBANY, 05/26/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined several senate colleagues in calling for the immediate resignation of New York State Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion for sanctioning a state-taxpayer funded sex-party at a youth facility that houses killers and other violent criminals.

May 26, 2010
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Sen.Young Calls for Resignation of OCFS Commissioner Gladys Carrion

Senator will also conduct a hearing to further investigate the incidentas well as reports of increased violence against staff at state youth facilities

May 26, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CALLS FOR RESIGNATION OF OCFS COMMISSIONER IN WAKE OF INAPPROPRIATE TAXPAYER-FUNDED “SOCIAL” AT STATE JUVENILE PRISON

State Senator Mike Nozzolio is calling for the immediate resignation of New York State Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion for sanctioning an inappropriate and illegal taxpayer-funded sex party at a juvenile prison in which at least one underage girl and a suspected prostitute were brought in to perform inappropria

May 26, 2010
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Conference Of Black Senators Releases Their Signature Agenda Issues

Yesterday, the NYS Conference of Black Senators (CBS) unveiled their 2010 Signature Agenda issues and expressed their concerns regarding these particular bills not being brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Members of CBS truly believe that African American Communities have suffered long enough within the areas of Economic Development, Education, Health, Housing, Environment, Crime, Racism and Discrimination.

May 25, 2010
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Winner co-sponsoring anti-bullying legislation

Albany, N.Y., May 10—State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today that he will co-sponsor a comprehensive legislative package being introduced in the Senate to address the rising problem of bullying in schools.

Winner noted that New York is one of only seven states without a specific law targeting school bullying.  Bully Police, a national watchdog group, has given New York its lowest possible grade for not passing a law to protect schoolchildren from bullies.

May 10, 2010
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