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In Re Jaquan R.

New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department


January 15, 2013

IN RE JAQUAN R., A PERSON ALLEGED TO BE A JUVENILE DELINQUENT, APPELLANT.

Matter of Jaquan R.

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided on January 15, 2013

Saxe, J.P., Renwick, Freedman, Roman, Gische, JJ.

Orders of disposition, Family Court, New York County (Susan R. Larabee, J.), entered on or about March 28, 2012, which adjudicated appellant a juvenile delinquent upon his admission that he committed an act that, if committed by an adult, would constitute the crime of robbery in the second degree, and upon a fact-finding determination that he committed acts that, if committed by an adult, would constitute the crimes of menacing in the third degree and criminal contempt in the second degree, and placed him with the Office of Children and Family Services for placement at Graham Windham for respective periods of 18 and 12 months, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

The court's fact-finding determination was not against the weight of the evidence (see People v Danielson, 9 NY3d 342, 348-349 [2007]). There is no basis for disturbing the court's credibility determinations.

The dispositional orders were proper exercises of discretion. Placement at Graham Windham was the least restrictive dispositional alternative consistent with appellant's needs and the community's need for protection (see Matter of Katherine W., 62 NY2d 947 [1984]), given the serious and repeated nature of appellant's acts, which included witness-tampering, and appellant's history of benefitting from residential placement.

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.

ENTERED: JANUARY 15, 2013

CLERK

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