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Return House: A Re-entry Transitinal Living Program for young male offenders in Barre City, Vermont

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $296,835)

The Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club will plan a comprehensive re-entry program for male offenders who are returning to the Barre City community from jail. The "Return House" planning project anticipates development and incorporation of structured activities (i.e., residential component, strong supervision, ongoing community involvement, and adoption of best practices) and intensive programming (i.e., individual service plans, case management services, life skills training, individual and group counseling, social services, educational services, employment services, community service, family involvement, structured recreation, mentoring, and structured transition to independence). This award supports planning activities to include: establishing a community planning group and defining roles of community partners by through memoranda of understanding; designing staffing plans for Return House; establishing thorough baseline data on the target population; establishing data on community concerns relating to released offenders; exploring best practices in re-entry programming for young male offenders; exploring housing issues related to successful re-entry; establishing program eligibility criteria; pilot testing specific promising approaches within a local setting, when appropriate, and establishing criteria for determining applicability; establishing a plan for performance measurement and evaluation; and establishing a business plan to support program implementation after the grant period. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 7, 2004