Young people who are placed into an LSP setting by a Family Court judge typically present higher risks compared to those who are placed in an NSP setting. LSP homes have more restrictive security features compared to NSP group homes to ensure the safety of residents, program staff, and local communities.
ACS contracts with non-profit providers to operate LSP group homes in or near the five boroughs. Each LSP group home serves between 6-20 youths.
Most of the LSP residences will serve the general youth population, and some will cater to youth with specialized high-level needs
Young people residing in LSP receive most services directly on-site, including: