Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $597,707)
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 jails, prisons, and juvenile residential facilities and are returning to communities. This program helps ensure that the transition the youth make from a secure juvenile residential facility to the community is successful and promotes public safety. A secure juvenile residential facility may include a juvenile detention center, juvenile correctional facility, or staff-secure facility. Juveniles must have been confined under juvenile court jurisdiction to be eligible under this initiative. This program is authorized by 42 USC 3797w and Public Law 110-199.
The San Diego County Office of Education in partnership with the County of San Diego Department of Probation aims to operate a Reentry Demonstration Project for incarcerated youth ages 16 to 18. "Pathways to Success" (P2S) will reduce the recidivism rate in San Diego County, CA. The partnership will provide services at three detention facilities and in the community with strong linkages and partnerships with schools, rehabilitation agencies, vocational training providers, local juvenile justice agencies, One-Stop Career Centers and community-based organizations, along with employers willing to hire youthful offenders. Service strategies include the delivery of assessment, education, supportive services, and career development services to 100 youthful offenders while they are detained in facilities; and continue those services when they re-enter the community. Services will be offered in a comprehensive and customized manner in order to meet the individual needs of each youth to ensure motivation and participant choice. Of the 100 youth served 65% will not reoffend, 70% will attain a high school diploma/GED and 75% will be placed in paid internships, community activities, advanced training, postsecondary education, apprenticeships or employment. CA/NCF