Judge Michael A. Corriero

Baldy Center Distinguished Speaker 2012

Michael A. Corriero is the Executive Director and Founder of the New York Center for Juvenile Justice. He served as the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City from July 2008 to July 2010. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide mentors to all children who need caring adult role models.

He previously served as a Judge in the New York State courts for 28 years. He was appointed to the New York State Court of Claims in June 1990. From September of 1992 to February of 2008, Judge Corriero presided over Manhattan’s Youth Part, a court set aside within the adult court system to deal exclusively with the cases of 13, 14, and 15-year-olds who are charged with the most serious and violent crimes.

He was appointed to the New York State Supreme Court (1989 – 90) and also served as a Judge of the Criminal Court of the City of New York (1980 – 89). He lectured on criminal justice as an Adjunct Professor at Pace University (1976 – 94) and was an Assistant District Attorney for New York County (1969 – 73). He subsequently specialized as a private practitioner in all phases of criminal law (1973 – 80). Judge Corriero was also Assistant General Counsel to the Society of European Songwriters, Authors and Composers; a Legislative Assistant; and an Associate at Schiffmacher, Rochford & Cullen, a firm that specialized in municipal law.

Read more on the website: New York Center for Juvenile Justice.