"The BronxConnect youth-focused, asset-based program strengthens each young person's ability to leave criminal activity behind through positive social and education activities and aggression replacement training."
-Commissioner Gladys Carrión, Esq.,
NYC Admin. for Children's Services
"Over the years I have been very pleased with the hard work and commitment of the BronxConnect staff and the comprehensive services provided to these young people. As a judge who served 10 years with the Bronx Family Court, I am well aware that the Bronx will benefit from an expansion of these services."
Honorable Monica Drinane,
Retired Supervising Judge of the Bronx Family Court
"Over the years I have been very pleased with the hard work and commitment of the BronxConnect staff and the comprehensive services provided to these young people. As a judge who served for over a decade in Bronx Criminal Court, I am well aware that the Bronx would benefit from an expansion of its services."
Honorable Judge Edwardo Padro
New York County Supreme Court
76% of youth incarcerated in their detention facilities will have a new arrest for a criminal offense within 12 months of their release from custody. Youth who went through the Bronx Connect ATI program had a 17.4% rate.
Success Rate Over
Office of Children
and Family Services
This Number Holds
True After 5 Years From
Successful BronxConnect graduates were re-convicted of a crime at a rate of 40.7% lower than youth incarcerated in NYS OCFS Detention Centers. This success holds true after 5 years of initial mandate with a re-conviction rate 32.8% lower than OCFS. Throughout the 5 years over 73% of these convictions were for misdemeanor charges such as jumping turnstiles and disorderly conduct.
Best Rates in NYC
BronxConnect ATD (Alternative-to-Detention) Program served 1,000 youth since January 2008. We have seen a 7% re-arrest rate, the lowest in NYC, and a 12% remand directly after exit.