Butts, Jeffrey A., Laura Negredo and Evan Elkin (2015). Staying Connected: Keeping Justice-Involved Youth “Close to Home” in New York City. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
When justice systems are “realigned,” youth are supervised by local agencies and placed with locally operated programs rather than being sent away to state facilities. New York’s “Close to Home” (or C2H) initiative is a prominent example of youth justice realignment. With primary support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and additional funds from the Pinkerton Foundation, the Research & Evaluation Center reviewed the design and implementation of the initiative.