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Pima County Community Collaborative (PCCC)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $2,311,601)

The Pima Prevention Partnership is a non-profit, state licensed addiction assessment, treatment and prevention provider, serving high risk youth and their families. The Tucson/ Pima County communities are in need of comprehensive pre-release, substance abuse treatment and family support services, to reduce recidivism stemming from untreated addiction and drug-related crimes. Subsequent re-arrests for substance-abusing youths are highest among 14-17 year-olds, many of whom have co-occurring disorders. The Pima Prevention Partnership program operates the 'Sin Puertas Young Offender Re-entry Program' for the Pima County Community Collaborative (PCCC) which comprises of five agencies. The jurisdiction to be addressed by the Sin PuertasYoung Offender Re-entry Program will be the greater metropolitan area of Tucson, in Pima County/Arizona. The PCCC's Sin Puertas Young Offender Re-entry Program will establish promising practice profiles outlined by the Bethesda Day Treatment Center. The Bethesda model parallels the existing local PCCC model, which has evolved over the past three years. Sin Puertas youths released from institutional care will be either placed in day transition treatment or moved directly to the aftercare portion of the program, depending on pre-release screening and pre-release transition planning. The PCCC will serve as the advisory group. It includes representatives from juvenile corrections, probation and parole, education, employment, and a faith-based provider (Young Men's Christian Association). Other intermediaries include the City of Tucson Parks Department, Open Inn Crisis Shelter, the 29th Street Weed and Seed program and the Pima County Health Department. The results of the program practices will increase the number of youths served during their pre and post-release phases, families receiving support services, and diversion from future juvenile justice involvement. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 10, 2007