Moving Beyond Youth Prisons

Lessons from New York City’s Implementation of Close to Home

February 27, 2019

A new case study released today by the Justice Lab details the New York Close to Home juvenile justice reforms, and highlights the key takeaways for other states and jurisdictions looking to reform their systems.

Moving Beyond Youth Prisons: Lessons from New York City’s Implementation of Close to Home, which was funded by The Annie E. Casey Foundation and authored by Vidhya Ananthakrishnan, Vincent Schiraldi and Marsha Weissman, gives readers the background, context, and operational details of New York’s juvenile justice reforms over the past seven years. They note the lessons learned and strategies that can be implemented by other states around the nation.

Read the full report here.

Read the Executive Summary here.

Read the press release here.

Charting a New Course: A Blueprint for Transforming Juvenile Justice in New York State. A report of Governor David Paterson’s Task Force on Transforming Juvenile Justice. December 2009

Re-Envisioning Juvenile Justice in New York City. NYC Dispositional Reform Steering Committee. Co-chairpersons: Ronald E. Richter, Commissioner, Administration for Children’s Services. Vincent N. Schiraldi, Commissioner, Department of Probation.

New York State Social Services Law § 404.