Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $750,000)
The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of incarcerated adults and juveniles who are released from prison, jail, and juvenile residential facilities and are returning to their communities. Approximately 100,000 youthful offenders are confined in juvenile residential facilities on any given day. The FY 2011 Second Chance Act Juvenile Offender Reentry Program helps ensure that the transition the youth make from secure confinement facilities to the community is successful and promotes public safety. A secure confinement facility may include a juvenile detention center, juvenile correctional facility, or staff-secure facility. Eligible juveniles must have been confined under juvenile court jurisdiction. This program is authorized by the Second Chance Act, Pub. L. 110-199, (42 U.S.C. § 3797w). The Second Chance Act authorizes grants to states, territories, units of local government and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments for demonstration projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of individuals who have been incarcerated or detained.
This implementation Reentry Project will target approximately 140 male offenders, ages 12 to 18 years old, in Wayne County, Michigan. Specifically this project will target Wayne County offenders who are currently placed in either Calumet or Lincoln Centers. These centers are adjacent to each other in Highland Park, Michigan, and are high secure residential treatment facilities. Treatment modalities include substance abuse, sex offenders, youth who are seriously emotionally disturbed, developmentally delayed youth, and chronic and/or violent offenders. The targeted youth will be provided reentry services by a Reentry Specialist while in the residential program. These services will include life skills training, reentry group, cognitive behavioral therapy, and comprehensive/holistic planning meetings for the youths reentry. The Reentry Specialist will administer the Child and Family Adjustment Scales (CAFAS) and the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YSL/CMI) to assess the youths needs and risk level.