Assessing “Close to Home” in New York City (2012-2014). Investigation of the feasibility, implementation, and impact of New York’s youth justice realignment effort. Known as Close to Home, the realignment effort in New York is diverting offenders from state facilities and shifting interventions to community-based programs under the direct or indirect management of local government. Over the past two decades, realignment has attracted growing attention in New York and elsewhere due to crowded facilities, strained budgets, and the persistent failure of the justice system to reduce recidivism. The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is assessing New York City’s realignment efforts in 2012—2014. Results from the project will be published by John Jay College and presented at future meetings and conferences.
Jeffrey Butts, PI
$65,000. Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
Laura Wolff, Program Officer
$15,000. Pinkerton Foundation
Christopher Bell, Program Officer