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Comprehensive Community Cross-system Reentry Support (C3RS)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $750,000)

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 will support the Juvenile Offender Reentry Program, which will develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by juvenile offender reentry to the community. 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. Youth will be between the ages of 12 and 17. 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.


Date Created: August 23, 2010