Issues: Juvenile Criminal Justice

Senator Nozzolio Questions OCFS Commissioner Gladys Carrion

Albany- At this week’s joint Senate-Assembly hearing on the State budget, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio sharply criticized the Office of Children and Family Services and its Commissioner, Gladys Carrion, for mismanagement and wasting taxpayer dollars.Senator Nozzolio was especially critical of  Commissioner Carrion’s decision to require OCFS counselors to reward juveniles serving time in OCFS facilities who have committed serious and viole

February 17, 2011
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Advocates for Juvenile Justice Reform

Youth from the Center for Community Alternatives join with Senator Montgomery and Senator Perkins in announcing the Senate Democratic Conference's proposal for juvenile justice reform.

February 9, 2011
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Juvenile Justice Reform: A Call To Action

 

 

 

Facing a system in crisis and an economy on the brink of collapse, Senate Democrats joined with child advocates and clergy to announce their support for Gov. Cuomo’s plans to reform the broken juvenile justice system, and call on Senate Republicans to drop their political demands that stand in the way of needed reform. Led by Senator Velmanette Montgomery, ranking member on the Senate’s Children and Families Services Committee, Senate Democrats sought to build on proposals included in Gov. Cuomo’s 2011-12 Executive Budget by announcing additional policy initiatives to create greater oversight and cost savings for New York taxpayers.

 

February 9, 2011
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Senate Passes Legislation to Go After Child Sex-Abusers

Griffo-Sponsored Harsher Penalty Bill for Child Sex-Abusers Passes Senate

 (Albany) – State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) reported that the New York State Senate today passed legislation to strengthen the penalties for those adults who are convicted of the sexual abuse of a child.

Senate bill 1882 amends current criminal provisions to allow for a person to be found guilty of sexual abuse in the 1st degree when the abuser is at least twenty-one years old and the victim is less than thirteen years old.

February 9, 2011
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ADDABBO: Landmark “Dignity for All Students Act” Signed Into Law; prevents discrimination, harassment and bullying against students on school grounds

Queens, NY, September 14, 2010 – At the start of another school year, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), who serves on the Senate’s Education Committee, announced that Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law legislation (S1987B/Duane) that would keep children from facing harassment and abuse at school.  Last spring, when the school year was winding down, Senator Addabbo had sponsored some anti-bullying lectures at local middle schools in his district, which immediately followed parent-teacher meetings. The 45-minute talks featured Mark Weiss, Operation Respect’s Education Director, and included lively Q&As with over 100 parents and children.

September 15, 2010
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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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