In five years, the Close to Home Initiative has transformed the experience of youth who come into contact with the justice system in New York City.
Arches Transformative Mentoring Program: An Implementation and Impact Evaluation in New York City (2018)
This report evaluates the New York City-based Arches Transformative Mentoring program, finding that participation in the program reduces one-year felony reconviction by over two-thirds, and reduces two-year felony reconviction by over half, with especially profound impacts for the youngest progra
This collection of handbooks is an excellent resource for anyone who cares for or works with children who have incarcerated parents.
Locked In: Interactions with the Criminal Justice and Child Welfare Systems for LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, and YWSW Who Engage in Survival Sex
This report focuses on LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning] youth who become involved in the commercial sex market to meet basic survival needs, describing their experiences with law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and the child welfare system.
This is an orientation video for new inmates.
Best Practices in Creating and Delivering LGBTQ Cultural Competency Trainings for Health and Social Service Agencies
This document explains how to effectively develop and deliver LGBTQ cultural competency training.
This report empirically shows the benefits that can happen if a state reforms its excessively punitive drug control laws.
Surviving the Streets of New York: Experiences of LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, and YWSW Engaged in Survival Sex
The report documents experiences and characteristics of LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, and YWSW youth who engage in survival sex.
This 60-minute training session explains how to improve the correctional intake and classification process for LGBTI inmates.
Case Study: New York City Department of Probation’s Federal Partnership Efforts: Profile of a Successful Technical Assistance Collaboration With the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Institute of Corrections
This brief explains how the NYC DOP Adult Operations Division partnered with the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the National Institute of Correction (NIC) to create an organizational culture within the division that was committed to using evidence-based practices.