Susan Armitage co-edited the print stories in this package. She also covered girls in the juvenile justice system and a doctor who removes gang and prison tattoos for free. Her work has appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, The Jewish Daily Forward, City Limits and The Brooklyn Eagle. Before becoming a reporter, Susie worked with youth in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Ukraine. In her spare time, she’s trying to master the circus art of aerial silks. She lives in Brooklyn and tweets at @susarm.
MaryEileen Croke is a reporter who lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Her stories for this project address the transitions of young people from the juvenile justice system back into everyday life. Mary always holds out hope that the Mets will be good and is a big fan of radio. She is on Twitter at @maircroke.
Alex Eidman is a multimedia reporter based in New York City. His stories profiled three youths, their experiences in the system and how they’re staying out of trouble. His work has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Jewish Daily Forward and Gelf Magazine. Find him on Twitter @theeidz.
Amy Eley is a multimedia journalist in New York City. Her stories took a closer look at how the juvenile justice system works and the alternative programs available to youth in the city. Amy’s work has appeared in Our Town Downtown, the West Side Spirit and . Amy can be found on Twitter at @amyeley.
Irina Ivanova is a Brooklyn-based multimedia reporter with a penchant for numbers. For this package, she sat in on Red Hook Youth Court and visited an alternative-to-detention programs in downtown Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Mother Jones, City Limits, The New York Times Local, Gotham Gazette and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Follow her on Twitter at @iaivanova.
Dominique Lemoine, a native from Colombia, is a multimedia freelance writer based in NYC. She wrote about the Close To Home initiative, under which young people are being transferred from upstate facilities to residential placements near their communities, and co-edited the project’s stories. Follow her on Twitter at @kickeroonie.
Sophia Rosenbaum is a New York-based freelance multimedia journalist with a passion for politics and photography.  She would be lost without her daily lists, and helped keep the project organized. She put her multimedia skills to work on the interactive graphic navigating through the juvenile justice system. Her other story took a closer look at the people who help troubled youth transition from a life in the system to a successful young adult.  Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Gotham Gazette, The Queen’s Courier and Our Town Downtown. Follow her on Twitter at @sophrosenba.
Jess Scanlon is a multimedia journalist originally from and still residing in Central New Jersey. She has a passion for science, political and business reporting.For this project, she covered raise the age at which young people are prosecuted as adults and the lack of data about LGBT young people in the Juvenile Justice System. Her work has been published in Downtown Express and City Limits.Follow her on Twitter @JMScannie.

Mikhael Simmonds is an international multimedia journalist. A native from Trinidad and Tobago, he currently can be found in New York City behind a camera or on Twitter @mikwrites. Mikhael explored the financial burdens of incarcerating juveniles in New York state. He has worked for Democracy Now!, the United Nations and Department of Public Information. Mikhael loves an eclectic mix of music and even DJs in his spare time (when he actually finds some).

Brock Stoneham cut his teeth as a film editor in Los Angeles.  He later moved to Paris, where he told anyone who would listen that he was a storyteller, but that was a lie.  He was a tour guide.  He later worked as a documentary and video editor in New Orleans.  He’s since moved to New York, where he works as a freelance journalist. He spent a day in a juvenile delinquency courtroom at family court in Brooklyn. He grudgingly tweets at @brockstoneham.