With the recent implementation of Raise the Age, youth that would have potentially entered the adult criminal justice system, mayFor more information, click here.
Monday, December 10, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Authorities investigating online predator who’s blackmailing students at Penn Yan, possibly Dundee schools
New York State Police are investigating reports of an online predator, and now letters have gone home to parents — warning them about the threat.
Officials with Penn Yan and Dundee Central Schools say they’re investigating reports of an individual blackmailing area students over social media.
Penn Yan Superintendent Howard Dennis says the investigation began a few days ago when students in Penn Yan confided in trusted adults at the school. They then notified law enforcement. Dennis says the predator has victimized more than a handful of students, and he has heard reports there may be as many as 15 young people who have been blackmailed, according to Dennis.
Dundee Superintendent Kelly Houck says she is not aware of any students in Dundee who have been directly involved.
Monday, December 3, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
• Shop only on secure Internet connections.For more information on how to protect yourself from Cyber Monday scams, click here.
• Do not be tricked by confusingly similar website and domain names.
• Protect yourself by using credit or debit cards.
• Beware of misleading bargains and added fees.
• Compare warranty terms.
• Know the terms of a layaway plan.
• Check return and refund policies.
• Beware of restricted gift cards.
• Be wary of too-good-to-be-true contests and prize promotions.
• Read the fine print.
Monday, November 19, 2018
The Committee has been working with experts to develop and distribute the survey, which will be emailed to a large, random sample of attorneys who have been admitted to practice law in New York State. Those attorneys selected will be able to complete the survey online. Their responses will be confidential and aggregated with others who respond. The Committee is also working with the State’s various bar associations to raise awareness about the survey and encourage attorneys, if selected, to participate.For more on the survey, click here.
Among the more general questions, the survey will query participants on whether and how gender affects courtroom interactions, the courthouse environment (sexual harassment) and fee-generating appointments and assignments. The survey also contains questions regarding the availability and impact of courthouse children’s centers ̶where litigants and other court users can safely leave their children while they attend to court matters ̶baby-changing tables in public restrooms and lactation facilities.
Survey participants will be instructed to select the responses that best reflect their opinions based upon their own recent experiences or direct knowledge while handling matters in the New York State courts. At the end of each section, respondents will be given the opportunity to offer comments and suggestions.