The Trump administration ended a years-long battle over fair housing, but the promise to end segregation was broken long before that.
A new report from the New York City Board of Correction suggests that inmates have traded one problematic practice for another.
As California dismantles its beleaguered system of youth group homes, state lawmakers bet big on expanding foster care.
Robert Freeman, the executive director of the New York Committee on Open Government, reflects on seven governors and their records for transparency.
The arrest of three runaway boys for a horrific rape shines light on New York City’s latest program for troubled youth.
At a hearing last week in Washington there was a renewed call for addressing the violence and neglect that plagues group homes for foster youth.
A Brooklyn man who spent more than a dozen years in prison for a crime he likely did not commit will receive $3 million from New York State. He may get even more from New York City.
A Department of Justice study also shows the number of reports of sexual assaults is rising, but rarely results in prosecution.
After years of frustration and delay, some hope in the fight against sex abuse in the nation’s juvenile jails.
For years, prosecutors in New York have been using what are known as material witness orders to compel testimony from reluctant witnesses in criminal trials. But has the power to persuade led to coercion and tainted convictions?
It took years to enact tougher standards for investigating and punishing sexual violence in the nation’s jails and prisons. Now, there is frustration over how those reforms will be enforced.
Students are handcuffed, and often jailed. Fines can reach into the thousands of dollars. Accused students and their families are never provided with legal counsel. That, according to a complaint seeking federal intervention.