Making Youth Homes Secure

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Manhattan: Aaron Jefferson’s death, allegedly caused by a youth missing from a Close to Home facility, is tragic (“Adult delinquency,” editorial, July 8). Calls for change, while important, should focus on ensuring the essential spirit of Close to Home — serving kids close to their families — is maintained, and that we do not revert to a punitive model. The city needs sustained investment in prevention and rehabilitation, increased transparency and fully independent oversight for Close to Home. Stakeholders must craft a way that holds youth accountable and helps them grow into healthy adults, while maintaining public safety.

Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco Director, Juvenile Justice Project Correctional Association of N.Y.

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