Below is a list of organizations we spoke to when compiling these stories.  Inclusion on this list does not reflect an endorsement of this project.

The  Administration for Children’s Services is dedicated to protecting New York City’s children from abuse and neglect. The ACS offers neighborhood and community-based services to children and their families. It is responsible for the Close To Home program.

Bronx Connect, which is part of the Urban Youth Alliance International, is a faith-based and community-based program that focuses on alternatives to incarceration.

The Center for Community Alternatives promotes reintegrative justice and alternatives to incarceration through advocacy, programs and public policy development. CCA serves youth at risk, families in need, and youth who are going through the juvenile justice system.

The Center for Court Innovation is a public-private partnership to reform criminal justice by making individuals pay their debt to society through education and community service.

The Children’s Aid Society provides services to children and families in poverty.

The Children’s Defense Fund is a non-profit child advocacy organization dedicated to protecting children from abuse and neglect, and assuring their access to health care and education. It is a national organization that has been working for 40 years for children.

The Correctional Association of New York is a non-profit organization that advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system. It focuses mainly on juvenile justice, prison visiting and women in prison.

The Door is an organization that provides comprehensive youth development services to at-risk youth.

Exalt arranges paid internship opportunities for young people who have been in trouble with the courts.

Families On The Move of New York City is a non-profit, family-run organization that provides support, education and advocacy for at-risk families, children and youth.

Fresh Start is a community program offered to qualified individuals to have some of their gang affiliation and incarceration tattoos removed for free as a public service.

Girls Re-entry Assistance Support Project (GRASP) is a faith-based re-entry initiative for female youth established by Charles J. Hynes, Kings County District Attorney (KCDA), in partnership with the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The program seeks to provide mentoring and comprehensive services for high-risk and court-involved females that are or were placed with OCFS and other placement or correctional facilities.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York is a four-year coeducational college that focuses on criminal justice and public service. It is a part of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Akmeer Kahiem is the founder of Families on the Move and a juvenile justice advocate. He works as a family advocate at the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

The Legal Aid Society is a non-profit organization that provides legal services to low-income New Yorkers. The group represents nearly 90 percent of the children who appear in family court.

The Lineage Project uses yoga and meditation to help court-involved young people.

The New York City Law Department represents the city of New York and all its elected officials in all cases that involve litigation. The department also handles all prosecutions in juvenile delinquency cases.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services serves New York’s children, youth, families and vulnerable populations. The OCFS provides a system of family support, juvenile justice, child care and welfare services. It is responsible for the state’s juvenile justice programs. Under the Close To Home initiative, the responsibility of housing juvenile delinquents has been transferred from the OCFS to the Administration of Children’s Services.

Youth Court is a project of the Center for Court Innovation. There are six youth courts in New York City and one in Newark, N.J.