Juvenile Delinquency & Detention
We provide direct representation and counsel youth and families impacted by the Juvenile Justice system—our representation includes legal defense, preventing police interrogations, arranging for safe surrenders, and avoiding court filings through early engagement of legal support and intervention.
How To Get Help
If you are 17 and under and the police have contacted you about an arrest, or you are a parent/guardian of a youth 17 or under, call our Juvenile Rights Practice trial office in your borough and ask to speak to a delinquency supervisor:
Staten Island: 347-422-5333
We can answer your questions about the process and we are available to communicate with the arresting officer to:
- Arrange for the youth to turn themselves in.
- Tell the NYPD not to question the youth.
- Provide counsel through the arrest process.
If your child has already been arrested and you have questions about what is going to happen you can also call us at the numbers above.
To find your child’s location if they have been remanded to detention (Crossroads, Horizons, or a Non-Secure Detention facility) call ACS at 212-442-7100.