Project Confirm First Year Report July 1998 to June 1999


Project Confirm began citywide operations in June 1999, having operated on a pilot basis starting in July 1998. Created by the New York City child welfare and juvenile justice agencies through the Vera Institute of Justice, it is designed to address the issue of foster youth in the juvenile justice system. Project Confirm makes it possible for child welfare and juvenile justice staff to work together to avoid unnecessary detention and foster home placements.