Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $702,863)
The Osborne Association, Inc will use funding to implement a new program serving youth in Orange County, NY who are impacted by both opioid and other substance use disorders, primarily through the substance use and related criminal justice involvement of their parents. This program is designed according to principles of Positive Youth Development, which use young people’s assets and strengths, and those of caring, committed adults, to buffer negative forces and propel positive change. Program goals include: cognitive-behavioral therapy, substance use disorder education and prevention, alternatives to violence project workshops, individualized case planning to meet academic and stabilization goals, treatment referrals, and crisis intervention. Additionally, the applicant received priority consideration by including policies, practices, and /or procedures in response to DOJ priorities, as well as a discussion of how the project will benefit those in high-poverty areas.