New York City Department of Juvenile Justice

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New York City
Department of Juvenile Justice
Agency overview
Headquarters 110 William Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10038 [1]
Agency executive Neil Hernandez[2], Commissioner
Website http://www.nyc.gov/html/djj/home.html

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

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.[5]

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