Assessing “Close to Home” in New York City

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 diverted offenders from state facilities and shifted 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 assessed New York City’s realignment efforts in 2012—2014.

Project Staff

Jeffrey Butts, PI
Laura Negredo
Rhoda Ramdeen


$65,000. Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
$15,000. Pinkerton Foundation