NYT Praises Bloomberg for Weekend Processing Move

The New York Times ran an editorial this morning praising Mayor Bloomberg’s recent decision to process juvenile delinquency arrests on weekends.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has set a welcome national example by opening a juvenile court that sits on Saturdays and Sundays and creating procedures that have already begun to cut down on unnecessary detentions while improving the treatment of children who end up in police custody.

The new system allows low-risk offenders who present no threat to public safety — and for whom detention is clearly unwarranted — to be processed quickly and released to parents or caretakers pending a decision regarding prosecution. By keeping as many children as possible out of detention and directing more of them into community-based counseling programs, the city is also lessening the chances that the children will grow up to be chronic offenders.

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One response to “NYT Praises Bloomberg for Weekend Processing Move

  1. Youth Today is live blogging from today’s hearing about possible grantmaking corruption at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Flores is testifying.
    http://www.youthtoday.org/talk/comments.cfm?blog_id=8

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