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Oakland County Children's Village Second Chance Juvenile Reentry Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $656,327)

The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of people who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and returning to communities. There are currently over 2.3 million individuals serving time in our federal and state prisons, and millions of people cycling through local jails every year. There are approximately 94,000 youth in residential confinement within the juvenile justice system on any given day. Ninety-five percent of all offenders incarcerated today will eventually be released and will return to communities. The Second Chance Act will help ensure the transition individuals make from prison, jail, or juvenile residential facilities to the community is safe and successful.

The Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Village Division in collaboration with Crossroads for Youth and local stakeholders, is poised to enhance existing reentry and aftercare services for 100 youth. The target population includes male and female juvenile offenders, ages 12 to 17 who are returning to Oakland County from Children's Village and Crossroads for Youth residential treatment programs. Children's Village, a county operated facility, returns approximately 94 juvenile offenders to communities within Oakland County annually. Crossroads for Youth, a private non- profit placement returns approximately 47 juvenile offenders annually. These facilities are the primary residential treatment providers for court wards in Oakland County.

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Division Grants were established to provide grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance to organizations. This program is authorized by the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, Pub. L. 112-110.

The Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Village Division in collaboration with Crossroads for Youth and local stakeholders is invested in the continuation of the Reentry Process in order to continue strengthening existing reentry and aftercare services. This grant will provide continuation funding for a Juvenile Offender Reentry Program that has been initiated for Oakland County.

The primary purpose and goal of the program is to reduce recidivism among the targeted population by 50 percent over 5 years while increasing positive outcomes for the youth and their families. The target population for this project includes juvenile offenders who are being released from a residential treatment program to an Oakland County community. Children's Village, together with key public and private stakeholders comprising the Reentry Program Taskforce, intend to support approximately 100 youth annually in their successful return home. Progress toward the accomplishment of program goals is being measured through the tracking and recording of identified/required performance measures. Data is being compiled that identifies key outcome measures we have been incorporated into the Reentry Process.


Date Created: September 13, 2010