JJI is an alternative-to-placement program that is available in all five boroughs. JJI allows young people who the Family Court finds to be juvenile delinquents to stay at home and receive intensive services in the community.
JJI offers intensive services that focus on the needs of your child and your family. All services take place in the home during a time that is convenient for the family so that all family members can participate.
Depending on your family’s needs, our therapists may visit you up to several times a week and they can be contacted 24 hours a day to meet your needs. The therapists work with all members of the family to:
Young people may be eligible for JJI if they have been determined by Family Court to be a juvenile delinquent and have a caretaker who is willing to participate in services. ACS will look at the needs of each youth to decide whether JJI is appropriate for the youth and the family.
While in JJI, youth are supervised by the Department of Probation. If your child does not follow the program rules, Probation may petition the Family Court Judge to place your child in a residential facility.