Judge Michael Corriero

Executive Director, New York Center for Juvenile Justice

Michael Corriero

The visionary head of the New York Center for Juvenile Justice, a non-profit that he founded to reform juvenile justice in New York State, Judge Michael Corriero is a passionate advocate against sex trafficking and for the mission of New York State’s Safe Harbor legislation—ensuring that commercially sexually exploited children are treated not as juvenile delinquents but as trafficking victims who need and deserve safety and support.

“Teenagers who are victims of sex trafficking urgently need services and support, not criminalization. They need to be seen and treated not according to an ill-conceived adult criminal standard, but rather precisely for who they are—New York’s children.”