Two years ago, New York City launched "Close to Home," a groundbreaking juvenile justice reform. Its goal: Providing group home-like detention for young people who break the law, instead of sending them to scandal-plagued Upstate facilities. Is Close to Home living up to its promise? Are New York City youth better off? Join us for this installment of the de Blasio series: A conversation with the experts on juvenile justice reform.
A discussion with:
Jeffrey A. Butts, Ph.D., director, Research & Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Edward Fabian, assistant vice president, Adolescent Residential Care, Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services
Martin Feinman, attorney-in-charge, Juvenile Rights Practice's Brooklyn Office, Legal Aid Society
Felipe Franco, deputy commissioner, Division of Youth and Family Justice (DYFJ), Administration for Children's Services
Dr. Jeremy Kohomban, president and chief executive, The Children's Vision
Abigail Kramer, associate editor, Center for New York City Affairs at the New School
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