Non-Secure Placement (NSP)
ACS contracts with non-profit providers to operate NSP group homes in or right outside of the five boroughs. Each residence is designed to look and feel like a home environment. Residents are young people who have committed acts that would have been crimes if they were adults. A number of providers offer specialized services and programs for youth who come to our attention with specific needs or challenges.
Services and Activities in Non-Secure Placement
Youth in the NSP program:
- Attend school taught by the Department of Education’s Passages Academy and earn credits toward middle school promotion or a high school diploma
- Can have regular phone calls, visits with families and attend events alongside family members
- Receive medical, mental health, and/or substance abuse services as needed
- Participate in recreational, cultural, and group activities within and outside of the facility, such as playing for local high school sports teams, visiting museums, going on camping trips, producing music, and performing community service.
Non-Secure Placement Providers
The following contracted non-profit providers operate NSP homes in or near New York City: