Close to Home Initiative

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“The Correctional Association has for many years advocated for keeping children in custody closer to their homes and communities. We have also long advocated for ensuring that all youth justice programs and facilities, regardless of who operates them, promote positive outcomes while keeping youth and communities safe. The Close to Home Initiative represents a unique and powerful opportunity to re-create the youth justice system for New York City’s youth and communities. Details of the plan are, however, of paramount importance.”

(Excerpted from the Correctional Association’s testimony regarding the 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposals for Human Services)

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