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Systems Improvement and Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth and their Families

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $394,891)

Phoenix Houses of New England will fund the Western Massachusetts Adolescent Treatment Initiative to improve the substance abuse treatment system and deliver evidence-based outpatient intervention in Hampden County, Massachusetts. The grantee will serve system-involved youth between the ages of 13 and 18 and their parents or primary caregivers. Phoenix House will deliver a SAMHSA-researched outpatient treatment model, the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) combined with the Assertive Continuing Care Protocol (ACC) and case management services. The delivery model has three strong attributes: structured services bound by standard manuals for fidelity of delivery; individual and family services are provided to improve engagement and compliance; and the delivery model is mobile, providing services in participants' homes or neighborhoods and overcoming transportation and scheduling barriers to participation. The grantee will report intervention and direct service performance measures to OJJDP, such as decrease in substance use, increase in use of evidence-based practices and percentage of re-offending youth. NCA/NCF

Date Created: June 26, 2006