NYMag.com | Instead of Sending Kids to Jail, Send Their Families to Therapy

Crime doesn’t happen in isolation. It’s about networks, like the block you live on and the web of relationships you have. That’s where Families Rising comes in: Delivered by the New York Foundling nonprofit, the initiative offers an alternative to incarceration of New York City youths who have been tried as adults. These young people get delayed sentencing and the possibility of avoiding a criminal record in exchange for going into Functional Family Therapy, an evidence-based approach that’s had highly replicated success. READ MORE

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