Close To Home
On March 30, 2012, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law the Close to Home legislation as part of the 2012-2013 New York State Budget. The passage of Close to Home paves the way for youth found to have committed a delinquent act to be placed by the New York City Family Court in or close to their communities in the City. Close to Home builds on the City’s legacy of juvenile justice reform, led by Mayor Bloomberg, which includes reducing the use of detention and placement, increasing community-based alternatives and lowering recidivism rates, while making our City even safer.
In accordance with the legislation, ACS has released our draft plan for the placement of youth involved in juvenile justice in non-secure settings in or around New York City. ACS is seeking comment from the community and juvenile justice stakeholders on the draft plan before it is submitted to the State for review and approval.
Click here to download the Close to Home Draft Plan or to pick up a copy, visit the ACS’ Office of Advocacy, 150 William Street, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10038, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Children’s Services will hold two public hearing to receive public comment on the plan. The public is invited to submit oral or written comments at the hearings as follows:
|Monday, May 7, 2012
5:00pm -- 8:00pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
|Tuesday, May 8, 2012 |
10:00am -- 1:00pm
The Health Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
The public may also submit written comments via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Close to Home
C/O Division of Policy Planning and Measurement
150 William Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10038
All comments must be received by Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Read the Juvenile Justice Realignment Vision Statement »