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Comprehensive Community Cross-system Reentry Support (C3RS)

Award Information

Award #
2010-CZ-BX-0066
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2010
Total funding (to date)
$1,875,000

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.

CA/NCF

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.

In response to the City of Oakland's critical juvenile crime and recidivism challenges, key city, county, state, and community partners have developed and initiated a collaborative approach to Juvenile Justice Reform. The Comprehensive System of Community Reentry Support for Juvenile Offenders (C3RS) project, funded by Second Chance, is the third major phase of this reform. Supplemental funds will further systems changes, including coordination of assessment information and case planning for reentry youth through the piloting of multi-disciplinary teams at school sites. The City of Oakland will also incorporate the youth perspective in evaluation activities, using methods such as participant focus groups. C3RS targets a population of 355 City of Oakland juveniles and their families who face the most significant challenges to successful reentry. Key outcomes include major reductions in recidivism, measured through analyses of service delivery and juvenile justice data, and the development of a highly innovative reentry system, measured through a process evaluation. The net result will be the creation of a sustainable community-based reentry system with high potential for replication.
CA/NCF

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Continuation Grants program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program will be authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.
In response to the City of Oakland's critical juvenile crime and recidivism challenges, key city, county, state, and community partners have developed and initiated a collaborative approach to Juvenile Justice Reform. The Comprehensive System of Community Reentry Support for Juvenile Offenders (C3RS) project is the third major phase of this reform. Supplemental funds will continue to support key outcomes like major reductions in recidivism, measured through analyses of service delivery and juvenile justice data, and the development of a highly innovative reentry system. The net result will be the creation of a sustainable community-based reentry system with high potential for replication. This OJJDP funding will allow the City of Oakland to participate in the FY12 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Evaluation of the OJJDP FY2010 Second Chance Act Juvenile Offender Demonstration Projects. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 23, 2010