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City sends juvenile delinquents on course to graduation

5.21.2012 | New York World | New York's new Close to Home initiative will allow court-involved youth to remain in the NYC public school system while incarcerated, and on the Department of Education’s credit system. The results remain to be seen, but Christopher Tan, director of Advocates for Children’s Juvenile Justice Project, says he’s optimistic about their chances for success. “We still have to make sure that it’s done appropriately and that students are getting the right services while they’re there,” he said. “It has potential to be better for a lot of students, and early signs so far are promising.” Read article