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. For more information contact:

Passages Academy North Parent Coordinator

  • 718-294-4832

Passages Academy South Parent Coordinator

  • 718-647-1800

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.

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., Floor 11, 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