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A celebratory hug between a Brownsville Youth Court jury member and Youth Justice Coordinator Kellen Felmine after hearing a Project Reset case in the lobby of the Gregory Jackson Center for Brownsville.
A celebratory hug between a Brownsville Youth Court jury member and Youth Justice Coordinator Kellen Felmine after hearing a Project Reset case in the lobby of the Gregory Jackson Center for Brownsville.

Searching for a Solution Where ‘Fear and Weapons Meet’

Sixteen- and 17-year-old first-time offenders with low-level offenses are heard by a court of their peers as part of a new pilot program called Project Reset taking flight in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

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Ramarley Graham’s Family Continues to Demand New York Police Be Punished

Ramarley Graham’s family and supporters commemorated the fourth anniversary of his death in downtown Manhattan with a candlelight vigil and rally in front of City Hall.

The 18-year-old unarmed black man died after police officers burst into his Bronx home without a warrant and fatally shot him.

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How to Bring Restorative Justice to Your School

Hey, you! Yes, YOU can make it happen! Anyone can. Whether you are a principal, a student, counselor or teacher, you can be the one to speak up for restorative justice. “Be the change you wish to see in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi).

Alton Pitre

The Truth Behind Obama’s Juvenile Justice Reform

Lately I’ve read so many articles on juvenile and criminal justice reform laws being passed it’s surreal. The truth is, hardly any kids will be directly impacted by this because there are practically no juveniles in federal prisons. I can’t dwell on this but need to keep working on more reforms.

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The Handbook of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

The title and cover of this book immediately sparked my interest, since I had practiced law in the juvenile justice court systems across Georgia as a defense attorney and state prosecutor for almost 20 years.

Addicted to the Street Life

I was born on April 5, 1977 in Harbor City, California. I am 35 and I have been incarcerated since the age of 16. I was tried as an adult and sentenced to 15 years to life for second-degree murder and two attempted murders.