Court-Involved Youth

Students who are arrested and detained or incarcerated can attend school. We offer the following programs for detained or incarcerated students.

Passages Academy

Serves students 17 years old and younger who are detained—both in secure and non-secure facilities. Visit the Passages Academy website for contact information.

East River Academy

Serves students ages 16-21 who are incarcerated on Rikers Island. Visit the East River Academy website for contact information.

ReStart Academy

Is for 13–21 year-old students who are temporarily in involuntary settings, such as:

  • substance-abuse day and residential treatment,
  • mental or behavioral health treatment,
  • social services agencies, and
  • other transitional settings.

It provides a path to:

  • middle school promotion
  • high school diploma or
  • high school equivalency

ReStart has locations throughout the City and two live-in locations in upstate New York. Visit the ReStart Academy website for contact information.

Court Liaisons

The DOE has liaisons in six courthouses across New York City. They help students, families, and agency partners get educational records and referrals to school and social services.

Bronx Family Court

  • 900 Sheridan Ave., Room 5F40
  • 718-590-3988

Brooklyn Criminal Court

  • 120 Schermerhorn St., Room 811
  • 347-404-9561

Brooklyn Family Court

  • 330 Jay St., 11th Floor, Cubicle #55
  • 718-802-2622

Manhattan Family Court

  • 60 Lafayette St., Room 3C7
  • 212-442-8548

Queens Family Court

  • 151-20 Jamaica Ave., Room A-178
  • 718-291-8613

Queens Supreme Court

  • 125-01 Queens Blvd., Room 322.02 Annex
  • 718-298-1379
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