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Youth Advocate Progam

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $246,807)

The Clark County Department of Juvenile Justice Services will implement two programs targeting at-risk youth in Clark County, Nevada. The Restitution Earned Accountability Learned (REAL) program will provide academic enrichment, training, and job placement services to at-risk juvenile offenders ages 14-21 with the primary goal of increasing educational, vocational, and life skills of participating youth. The project activities include case management, academic enrichment, tutoring, study skills training, dropout prevention strategies, job development and job training activities, support services to assist in the payment of restitution, mentoring, life skills and employability training, work readiness and occupational skills training, and employment retention support. The Youth Advocate program will provide a detention alternative to youthful offenders with the primary goal of increasing compliance with probation and parole conditions through the provision of strength-based assessments, team meetings, case management (individual, family and group services and supports), service referral (community agencies, school, training, and jobs), coordinated services and supports, crisis intervention, and development and implementation of discharge plans with six month follow-up.NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 10, 2006