Federal Juvenile Justice Control

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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.


Gladys Carrion and Jeremy Travis

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susan agnello from Nassau CountyEast Meadows NY

My son is incarcerated at the Nassau County Sheriff's Department and upon his being incarcerated he had all the Medical records explaining my son's condition which is Narcolepsy. The judge had approved that my son could be given his medications which allows him to sleep at night and stay awake durinf the day. In addition to this his medication also helps with the Cataplexy and Night Terrors that accompany this condition. I think that it is completely cruel for the Sheriff's department to take it upon themselves to decide that my son will not be given his meds. No matter what I have tried to do from my part they will not give his medication. I am sure that this is one of many many stories that NEED TO BE TOLD!

Jul. 15 2010 11:58 AM
Rose from Jackson Heights

Is anything being done for the children who were abused in these prisons? Treatment? Restitution?

Jul. 15 2010 11:39 AM
Amy from Manhattan

What I want to know is how things got so bad in the 1st place. Who the hell was in charge? How did abusers get hired to enforce rules on children? Why do things like this happen as often as they do, & what does it take to prevent them from happening again & again?

Jul. 15 2010 11:32 AM

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