March 14, 2016

We often like to look at an issue in isolation. If we are talking about youth who commit crime or victims of violence, we often allow small snapshots of stories to guide our perspective, opinions and stances on a variety of topics that will ultimately shape our collect...

February 16, 2016

Amid the ongoing controversy over policies and practices in criminal justice, we wonder, what is justice and how can we achieve it for all? Policing and criminal justice activism have long been at odds, and although it has been slow in coming, that trend is changing. I...

August 24, 2014

The force behind this program is Tanasha Gordon,  a student from Central Islip High School who is member of  Touro Law Center’s branch of  Herstory’s Youth Writing for Justice Program. There,  lawyers and teachers, law interns, and community activists write side by sid...

July 27, 2014

In this program, we focus on the plight of prisoners and detainees in New York State held in isolated confinement, where people are contained in a cell for 22 to 24 hours a day. That confinement has been found to be both inhumane and unconstitutional. The United Nation...

July 16, 2014

In this program, we focus on the public awareness campaign to Raise the Age in New York State. The campaign is working towards raising the age of criminal responsibility, ending the practice of housing children in adult jails and prisons, and ensuring that children in...

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