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Children and Families

Nonsecure Detention

Teen in Nonsecure Detention

Abbott House provides temporary care and custody of youth accused of committing delinquent or criminal acts and detained by police arrest or court order, operating two Non-Secure Detention Group Homes. While youth await their court dates and disposition of their cases Abbott House offers a highly structured setting while providing for the safety and well-being of youth, staff and for the community.

The goal is to provide these 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. 100% of our youth after participating in our program were allowed to return home to their families.

Each Group Home has 12 beds and is an OCFS licensed program operated to assist youth with juvenile delinquency history to live in a therapeutic milieu in which the youth, through their daily experiences with a consistent, structured and non-threatening environment, are enabled to develop a level of functioning that will permit them to make healthier life choices and engage in positive, pro-social behaviors. Youth are referred to the program by the Administration for Children's Services' Division of Youth and Family Justice. Residents of the Abbott House NSD Group Home attend Passages Academy at the Summit School, a full-service facility located in the Bronx, run by the New York City Department of Education's Division of Alternative School Programs. 

Richmond Hill Non-Secure  (Females)
Richmond Hill, NY 

East Elmhurst Non-Secure  (Males)
East Elmhurst, NY