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Limited Secure Placement (LSP)

Young people who are placed into an LSP setting by a Family Court judge typically present higher risks compared to those who are placed in an NSP setting. LSP homes have more restrictive security features compared to NSP group homes to ensure the safety of residents, program staff, and local communities.
ACS contracts with non-profit providers to operate LSP group homes in or near the five boroughs. Each LSP group home serves between 6-20 youths. The LSP residences will both serve general and specialized high-level youth by providing services to meet each youth's needs.

Services in Limited Secure Placement

Young people residing in LSP receive most services directly on-site, including:

  • Classes taught by Department of Education teachers in schools located within the LSP homes.
  • Medical, mental health, and substance abuse services as needed.
  • Various cultural and recreational activities
  • Regular visits and contact with families.