If you haven’t yet RSVP’d for the Briefing on the Implementation of the Close to Home Initiative with Deputy Commissioner Raye Barbieri on January 31st please RSVP to by January 26th, 2013. Here’s the flyer to event with more info:

Close To Home Flyer


Please find the comprehensive and insightful reports below as well as saved on our “Resources” page. Thanks to Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco of the Correctional Association for her dedication and all of her hard work.

Gabrielle_Prisco_sq-150x150Gabrielle Prisco, Director of the Juvenile Justice Project (JJP), joined the CA in 2010. She oversees all of the Juvenile Justice Project’s principal activities including developing and implementing youth justice reform advocacy strategies and coordinating the Juvenile Justice Coalition. Prior to joining the CA, she served as the Project Manager of the Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice Data Collection and Policy Project. Prior to that, she was a Legal Aid Juvenile Rights Practice attorney representing children in Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn Family Court, primarily in child abuse and neglect cases. Gabrielle holds a J.D. cum laude from NYU School of Law where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Fellow, a Master’s from the University of Alabama, and a Bachelor’s magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University where she was a Posse Scholar.


  • Growing Movement Towards Localizing Juvenile Justice. Read about it HERE.
  • Richard Ross’ Photography exhibit “Juvenile-in-Justice” has come to New York City’s Ronald Feldman Gallery. For more information and a virtual tour of Ross’ work please see HERE
  • Don Cipriani, (Ph.D., Director, Just and Fair Schools Fund Public Interest Projects) was kind enough to share the following: Just and Fair Schools Fund Announces Open Call for Letters of Interest: The Just and Fair Schools Fund (JFSF) is pleased to announce an open call for letters of interest (LOIs) from base-building organizations in the JU.S. that seek to eliminate harsh school discipline policies and practices and to uphold the right to education for all youth. The Fund aims to spark positive reforms at the local, state, and national levels that keep all children in school, safe and learning. To learn more about this funding opportunity including the submission requirements, please refer to the JFSF webpage found HERE. LOIs are due February 1, 2013.


  • Restorative Schools Conference, Monday, January 28th 2013, New York University: Learn from students and educators who practice restorative justice in their schools, and get ideas for how to strengthen your restorative program. Connect with others who want to end the school-to-prison pipeline, strategize for bringing positive discipline into your school, and contribute your experience and expertise to building a case for DOE support of alternatives to zero tolerance. Register Here
  • January 31, 2013, 10am-12pm: Briefing on the Close to Home Initiative Implementation With Deputy Commissioner Raye Barbieri  of the Division of Youth and Family Development (ACS). The Pinkerton Foundation, 610 Fifth Avenue, Suite 316, New York, NY 10020. RSVP to: