The Abbott House Non-Secure Detention program provides temporary care and custody of youth accused of committing delinquent or criminal acts and detained by police arrest or court order. Located in East Elmhurst, Queens, the Non-Secure Detention provides care while youth await their court dates and disposition of their cases. The program offers a highly structured setting while providing for the safety and well being of youth and staff and for the protection of the community. The foremost goal of the program is to provide youth with new skills and opportunities so that their first contact with the justice system will be their last. High quality and varied programming is tailored to the diverse needs of the residents.