SDNY Young Adult Opportunity Program
May 24, 2018
On July 1, 2015, the Southern District Board of Judges authorized the implementation of an intensive judicially supervised pretrial pilot program for non-violent young adults charged in this District (the “Young Adult Opportunity Program,” or the “Program”), an overview of which is included as Exhibit A.
On January 26, 2017, the Honorable Colleen McMahon, United States Chief District Judge, established the Young Adult Opportunity Program as a permanent program for the Court.
Counsel for any eligible defendants interested in participating in the Program should submit a letter of interest to Rena Bolin, the Program’s Pretrial Services Officer, at email@example.com. The letter should be no more than three pages in length and include the following information:
- The Defendant’s name and age;
- The Defendant’s case number and the nature of all pending charges (both in this District and elsewhere), including the charging statutes;
- A criminal history, including any crimes of violence or sex offenses;
- A summary of any drug abuse or addiction, or any other mental health issues;
- A summary of the Defendant’s relevant family, educational, and employment history; and
- Any other information that counsel feels is relevant to Defendant’s eligibility for, or ability to succeed in, the Program.
As described in Exhibit A, upon receipt of such letter, the Court will, in conjunction with Pretrial Services and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, assess the eligibility of each candidate. Any candidates selected for participation in the Program must sign a comprehensive consent form as a condition of participation.
Any questions regarding the Program or the eligibility of a particular defendant should be directed to Pretrial Services Officer Rena Bolin, at the e-mail address provided above.