Carrion has emphasized a “therapeutic” model and putting juveniles in programs at home instead of residential detention centers. She has also begun closing some of those institutions and cutting related jobs. The U.S. Justice Department is reviewing the state’s response to a federal investigation last year that found staff at four facilities caused serious injuries, including broken bones, when they routinely used force to restrain juveniles, not just as a last resort. The Legal Aid Society of New York sued the state in federal court, seeking better treatment of mental health problems among youths in state detention and a ban on physical restraints. The organization said retraining staff and Carrion’s revised restraint policy were not enough.