LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY

Newark Public Safety Director calls for significant changes to juvenile justice system

BY Michael Hill, Correspondent |

The state attorney general earlier this month announced the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative had led to a dramatic 70 percent reduction in the number of juveniles incarcerated across the state. But is Newark seeing a reduction in crime? Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose sat down with Senior Correspondent Michael Hill.

The two discussed why juvenile re-offenders are a public safety issue, the need for a conversation about how the juvenile justice system should be reformed and the importance of parent and guardian intervention when it comes to young offenders.