- The state's chief judge is calling for a new, less punitive approach to juvenile justice, which would focus on rehabilitation for those accused of less serious crimes.
- With a projected deficit of $4.6 billion for the next fiscal year, New York City could soon face cuts from Mayor Bloomberg.
- The number of new AIDS diagnoses in New York City dropped 25 percent this year, according to new statistics from city health officials.
- The New York Times editorial board weighed in on a 25 percent drop in juvenile justice populations around the nation, applauding reforms that keep the youths closer to home, reducing costs without jeopardizing public safety.
- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded a five-year, $11,250,000 grant to a Yale-led consortium focused on optimizing healthcare for aging HIV patients who also battle substance abuse and depression.
- In a victory for mental health and substance abuse parity, a new study finds that Oregon's parity law -- one of the strongest in the nation -- did not prompt a wave of costly mental health or addiction treatment, as opponents predicted.
- In an interview with Join Together, the former president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry calls for more physicians to be trained in prescribing Suboxone as part of substance abuse treatment.