Close to Home Recommended Awards
The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) recently released the provider agencies that have been recommended for an award to deliver non-secure placement services to youth placed by the New York City Family Court in the custody of ACS. The recommended awards are a critical and concrete step forward in the implementation of the Close to Home initiative, which dramatically changes the juvenile justice system by delivering services to youth ranging from community-based programming to limited-secure residential care near their families in New York City
The twelve recommended awardees were among 27 proposals received from well regarded, nonprofit providers who have a track record of providing services to New York City youth. The ten recommended awards for general non-secure placement, totaling 241 beds, are all located within New York City. Additional recommended awardees will provide services for specialized juvenile populations in non-secure placements, with 39 beds located just outside of the City, and another 12 beds in the City. ACS will work with those operating sites outside the City to transition them into New York City. Several recommended awardees will operate more than one site; the average number of beds per site across all sites is nine, with some sites having as few as six. All recommended contract awards are contingent upon the provider’s completion of the City’s positive responsibility determination.
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