To create better outcomes for youth, families, and communities, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) partnered with Vera’s Center on Youth Justice (CYJ) and the Missouri Youth Services Institute (MYSI) to design a new model for state juvenile justice custody that is therapeutic, community-based, and grounded in national best practices. Through the “Brooklyn for Brooklyn Initiative” (B4B), Vera assisted OCFS in planning and implementing a pilot of the model tailored to the needs of youth in Brooklyn and worked with OCFS to expand the model statewide.