Jeremy Travis, president of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at CUNY, talks about Governor Cuomo's plan to reform New York State's juvenile justice system. Travis headed Governor Paterson's task force on juvenile prisons, whose 2009 report found serious and widespread problems in the system.
Yesterday state and federal officials reached an agreement to limit physical force and significantly expand mental health services in NY’s juvenile justice system. Part of the agreement was a federal takeover of four prison facilities. Jeremy Travis, chair of the Task Force on Transforming Juvenile Justice and president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Gladys Carrion, commissioner of New York State's Office of Children and Family Service's (OCFS), discuss the agreement.