IN RE: Jayla K. (Anonymous)

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Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, New York.

IN RE: Jayla K. (Anonymous), appellant.

2018–02053 2018–02055 (Docket No. D–06554–15/17A)

Decided: October 31, 2018

CHERYL E. CHAMBERS, J.P. SYLVIA O. HINDS–RADIX HECTOR D. LASALLE ANGELA G. IANNACCI, JJ. Dawn M. Shammas, Harrison, NY, for appellant.

Submitted—September 24, 2018

DECISION & ORDER

In a proceeding pursuant to Family Court Act article 3, Jayla K. appeals from (1) a violation of probation order of the Family Court, Dutchess County (Denise M. Watson, J.), and (2) an order of the same court directing the detention of the appellant, both dated January 2, 2018.  The violation of probation order vacated a prior order of disposition of the same court dated December 6, 2016, and placed the appellant in the custody of the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services for a period of up to 12 months.  The order directing detention remanded the appellant to nonsecure detention with the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services.

ORDERED that the orders are affirmed, without costs or disbursements.

Contrary to the appellant's contention, the Family Court did not improvidently exercise its discretion in placing her in the custody of the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services for a period of up to 12 months (see Matter of Jalen G., 104 AD3d 853, 853).  The record establishes that this disposition was the least restrictive alternative consistent with the best interests of the appellant and the needs of the community (see Family Ct Act § 352.2[2][a] ), particularly in light of her poor attendance and performance at school, her running away from home while on probation, her need for mental health treatment, and her guardian's inability to ensure that she attend school and engage in the services ordered by the court (see Matter of Jovan B., 151 AD3d 842;  Matter of Ryan G., 112 AD3d 712, 713;  Matter of Jalen G., 104 AD3d at 853–854).

CHAMBERS, J.P., HINDS–RADIX, LASALLE and IANNACCI, JJ., concur.

ENTER:

Aprilanne Agostino

Clerk of the Court