New York City Department of Juvenile Justice

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Department of Juvenile Justice
Department overview
Jurisdiction New York City
Headquarters 110 William Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10038 [1]
Department executive Neil Hernandez[2], Commissioner of Juvenile Justice
Key document New York City Charter
Website www.nyc.gov/acs

The New York City Department of Juvenile Justice is the department of the government of New York City[3] that provides secure and non-secure pre-conviction detention facilities for youths aged between 7 and 16.[4] On December 7, 2010 Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed legislation officially merging the Department of Juvenile Justice into the Administration for Children's Services.[5]

Facilities[edit]

Crossroads Juvenile Center[edit]

Crossroads Juvenile Center is a secure detention facility located in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. The center was opened on August 1, 1998.

Horizon Juvenile Center[edit]

Horizon Juvenile Center is a secure detention facility located in the Mott Haven area of the Bronx. The center was opened on January 18, 1998.

SEEDS (Sowing Encouragement and Education to Develop Skills)[edit]

SEEDS is a non-secure facility in the Financial District in Manhattan. SEEDS provides an alternative to secure detention for young people in the Department's custody. It provides residential care for alleged Juvenile Delinquents in a less restrictive setting while they await disposition of their cases in Family Court.

Other[edit]

The Department of Juvenile Justice oversees a network of non-secure group homes and operates two non-secure detention facilities that are operated through contracts with private social service organizations. Non-secure detention facilities are characterized by the absence of physically restrictive hardware, construction, and procedures.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nyc.gov/html/djj/html/contact.html
  2. ^ http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/portal/site/nycgov/menuitem.047d873163b300bc6c4451f401c789a0/index.jsp?pageID=nyc_photo_slide&catID=1194&doc_name=%2Fhtml%2Fom%2Fhtml%2Fbios%2Fbio_djj.html
  3. ^ New York City Charter § 675; "There shall be a department of juvenile justice, the head of which shall be the commissioner of juvenile justice."
  4. ^ "New York City Department of Juvenile Justice - About". New York City Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  5. ^ "ACS Press Release". New York City Administration for Children's Services. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 
  6. ^ "New York City Department of Juvenile Justice -Secure Detention Facilities". New York City Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 

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