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Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice
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ACS provides a wide range of services to improve the lives of children and families involved in the New York City’s juvenile justice system, while building stronger and safer communities and advancing public safety. We strive to provide supportive services that are responsive to the needs of individual youth and families.

Our services include:

  • Preventive programs in the community that keep young people out of the juvenile justice system
  • Detention services for youth remanded to ACS’ custody while their court cases are pending
  • Placement services for youth who are adjudicated by the Family Court, as well as aftercare services to transition youth from residential placement back to the community
  • Alternative programs that make it possible for youth to remain in the community instead of an out-of-home program

ACS collaborates with the courts, other city agencies such as the Department of Probation and Department of Education; attorneys, community-based service providers and many others throughout the process.

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