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Juvenile Justice Initiative – Brooklyn

The Juvenile Justice Initiative (JJI) works intensively with youth adjudicated as juvenile delinquents and their families in their homes to ensure youth remain at home, attend school, and participate in pro-social behaviors.  JJI therapists are trained in evidence-based Multi-Systemic Therapy, and are supported by the MST Institute through training and consultation by highly trained experts. This program helps our youth to find suitable educational, pro-social and after-school activities that are proven to help offenders focus on positive life choices, which in turn prevents delinquent behavior.

Who Can Benefit from this Program

Youth adjudicated as juvenile delinquents and their families to prevent out-of-home placement

Age Criteria or Other Eligibility Requirements

Age 12-17.5

How to Access this Program or Service

Referred through NYC Family Courts and Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) JJI program; or NYC Department of Probation; or ACS DYFJ

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148

students in our transfer high schools who were at risk of dropping out graduated with a Regents diploma

Last year,

188

youth and adults with special needs participated in volunteer projects in their community