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FY 2010 Second Chance Act Juvenile Offender Demonstration Project

Award Information

Award #
2010-CZ-BX-0072
Location
Awardee County
United States
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2010
Total funding (to date)
$377,568

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $251,712)

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.

North Dakota Juvenile Offender Reentry project will enhance services for juvenile offenders returning to the Bismarck-Mandan community after a residential or correctional placement. Reentry services will be coordinated by the custodial agency, the ND Division of Juvenile Services, and will begin prior to release from placement. Services to be implemented as part of the Reentry Strategic Plan will include substance abuse treatment and aftercare services, and community supportive services including transitional housing, mentoring, educational support; employment assistance, relapse prevention; and family support and crisis intervention. These services will be combined with existing services to provide a full continuum to support successful community reentry. 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.

North Dakota's Reentry program has enhanced services for juvenile offenders returning to the Bismarck-Mandan community after a residential or correctional placement. Reentry services are coordinated by the custodial agency, the ND Division of Juvenile Services, and begin prior to release. Youth are assigned a Juvenile Corrections Specialist that supervises the case and guides the reentry process, including planning for transition as soon as the youth has been placed. Upon reentry, the Corrections Specialist continues case management and plans for supportive services. Reentry program services are provided based on a risk/needs assessment and include substance abuse treatment and aftercare, and community supportive services such as transitional housing, independent living education, individual and family counseling, educational support, and employment assistance. These services are combined with existing services to provide a full continuum to support successful community reentry. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2010