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Hocking County Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures Program

Award Information

Award #
2007-DC-BX-0020
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2007
Total funding (to date)
$1,322,182

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $422,182)

The Hocking County Juvenile Court will integrate the juvenile drug court program with the Reclaiming Futures program model in an effort to: decrease unsuccessful high school graduations, decrease out-of-home placements or family disruptions, decrease the number of drug addicted babies born to teens, decrease unemployment rates, decrease criminal recidivism rates, decrease use of detention, decrease use of community-based correctional facilities, decrease youth entering Ohio Department of Youth Services' (ODYS) prison facilities. Specific goals of the integrated model are to: reduce the number of substance abusing youth in Hocking County; increase the number of youth successfully adjusting to an alcohol and/or other drug free lifestyle that includes ongoing recovery behaviors and associations; increase the number of youth successfully adjusting to a crime-free lifestyle;
increase the number of youth satisfactorily meeting their educational goals; increase the number of youth successfully adjusting to a responsible lifestyle. An evaluation on the achievement of the goals and specified objectives will be conducted by Ohio Valley Behavioral Health, Inc. In addition, the evaluation will collect all specific performance indicators required under the OJJDP solicitation. CA/NCF

In FY 07, through a partnership with OJJDP, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hocking County was funded to expand the capacity of service delivery to its juvenile drug court by integrating the Reclaiming Futures program model and initiating planning efforts to include best practices in substance abuse treatment. This integrated system will improve and expand treatment services, implement a system of care to coordinate all social services, and increase community opportunities for youth and families. In partnership with CSAT, beginning in FY 08, a supplemental award will support the implementation of the treatment component. CSAT is currently providing training and technical assistance to support planning efforts for the treatment services. The Hocking County Juvenile Drug Court will use the evidence-based GAIN treatment model and will be required report performance in the following domains: client's substance use, family and living condition, employment status, social connectedness, access to treatment, retention in treatment, and criminal justice status. NCA/NCF

OJJDP FY 09 Demonstration Programs Division Grants was established to provide grants, cooperative agreements and other assistance to organizations designated by OJJDP, as authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. Sections 5601 et seq.) and statutes appropriating funds for juvenile justice programs.

In FY 07, through a partnership with OJJDP, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hocking County was funded to expand the capacity of service delivery to its juvenile drug court program by integrating the Reclaiming Futures program model and planning efforts to include best practices in substance abuse treatment. This integrated system will improve and expand treatment services, implement a system of care to coordinate all social services, and increase community opportunities for youth and families. In partnership with CSAT, beginning in FY 08, supplemental awards will support the implementation of the treatment component. This supplemental award for FY 09 will continue to support this effort. CSAT is currently providing training and technical assistance to support planning efforts for the treatment services. Hocking County will use the evidence-based GAIN treatment model and will be required report performance in the following domains: client's substance use, family and living condition, employment status, social connectedness, access to treatment, retention in treatment, and criminal justice status. NCA/NCF

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Division Grants were established to provide grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117) -- H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366.

The Hocking County Juvenile Court (HCJC), which is located in southeast Ohio, has served this rural, Appalachian community for ten (10) years. The HCJC is integrating the Reclaiming Futures program model into their program to reduce the number of substance abusing youth in Hocking County and increase the number of youth successfully adjusting to an alcohol and/or other drug free lifestyle that includes ongoing recovery behaviors and associations. In FY 07, through a partnership with OJJDP, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hocking County was funded to expand the capacity of service delivery to it juvenile drug court program by integrating the Reclaiming Futures program model and initiating planning efforts to include best practices in substance abuse treatment. This integrated system will improve and expand treatment services, implement a system of care to coordinate all social services, and increase community opportunities for youth and families. In partnership with CSAT, beginning in FY 08, supplemental awards will support the implementation of the treatment component. This supplemental award for FY 10 will continue to support this effort. CSAT is currently providing training and technical assistance to support the implementation of the treatment services. Hocking County is using the evidence-based GAIN treatment model and will be required report performance in the following domains: client's substance use, family and living condition, employment status, social connectedness, access to treatment, retention in treatment, and criminal justice status.
NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 10, 2007