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BUCKHORN WILDERNESS PROGRAM PROJECT

Award Information

Award #
2002-JS-FX-0010
Location
Awardee County
Perry
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2002
Total funding (to date)
$615,111

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $169,750)

The purpose of this program is to reduce juvenile delinquency in Kentucky by combining the best qualities of a 60-day wilderness/adventure program with five months of intensive aftercare services. The intended outcome is to ensure that probated youth complete the program and successfully re-integrate into their home, school and community with no further placements or court involvement. The program is a strength-based model founded on respect for self, respect for others and respect for one's environment. NCA/NCF

The purpose of this program is to reduce juvenile delinquency in Kentucky by combining the best qualities of a 60-day wilderness/adventure program with five months of intensive aftercare services. The intended outcome is to ensure that probated youth complete the program and successfully re-integrate into their home, school and community with no further placements or court involvement. The program is a strength-based model founded on respect for self, respect for others and respect for one's environment. NCA/NCF

The purpose of this program is to provide intensive, residential, and aftercare services to youth who are faced with imminent risk of institutionalization and/or incarceration for abuse of alcohol, drugs, and/or other substances; a complete treatment environment where all problem areas of the youth's life can be addressed; assessment of and appropriate services to the family, enabling them to support the youth in making lifestyle changes; and skills necessary to ensure the youth maintain residency in their community and prevent relapse. Performance measures include 1) 75% of youth admitted into services will successfully complete the program; 2) 80% of youth will demonstrate a decrease in self-destructive and/or antisocial behavior by discharge from the program; 3) 80% of families will be involved in counseling and supportive sessions; and 4) 80% of families will be involved in the treatment planning process, including helping to set goals and objectives for youth for treatment and post treatment. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 2, 2002