The City: Some Teen Detainees Still Treated Like Adults, Or Worse, Despite ‘Raise The Age’

“The courts’ lack of preparedness for the new youth arraignments are on stark display at Bronx Supreme Court.

Teens in The Bronx who do make it to arraignment at the youth part are publicly marched in, cuffed or shackled, right through the front doors, THE CITY found.

“Any kid that’s walked in during the day is perp-walked,” said Robyn Goldberg, The Bronx Defenders’ Adolescent Defense Practice attorney. “It’s traumatizing, it’s embarrassing.”

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