Students who are arrested and detained or incarcerated can attend school. We offer the following programs for detained or incarcerated students.
Serves students 17 years old and younger who are detained—both in secure and non-secure facilities. For more information contact:
Passages Academy North Parent Coordinator
Passages Academy South Parent Coordinator
East River Academy
East River Academy serves students ages 18-21 who are incarcerated on Rikers Island. In addition, we provide HSE classes to adult persons in custody in several facilities on Rikers Island. For more information, visit East River Academy's website.
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.
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
Brooklyn Criminal Court
- 120 Schermerhorn St., Room 811
Brooklyn Family Court
- 330 Jay St., Floor 11, Cubicle #55
Manhattan Family Court
- 60 Lafayette St., Room 3C7
Queens Family Court
- 151-20 Jamaica Ave., Room A-178
Queens Supreme Court
- 125-01 Queens Blvd., Room 322.02 Annex