Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $50,000)
The Second Chance Act 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. The FY 2013 Second Chance Act Juvenile 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. CATEGORY 1: Planning Projects are targeted for jurisdictions that have demonstrated a commitment to establishing a juvenile reentry program and have made progress on the ten Mandatory Requirements of a Comprehensive Reentry Program but have not yet fully completed each step.
The proposed "Yurok Juvenile Reentry Plan" will focus on Yurok juvenile offenders released from a correctional setting to successfully transition them back to their tribal communities in a healthy and safe manner. The target population will include Yurok juveniles age 12 to 17 in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. The process of developing the Yurok Juvenile Reentry Plan will include: 1) identifying Stakeholders; 2) system assessment; 3) strategic planning; and 4) development of the Comprehensive Yurok Juvenile Reentry Plan Report. The overall goal of the Reentry Plan is to reduce recidivism among Yurok juveniles while implementing appropriate accountability measures to ensure public safety. The Reentry Plan will describe the Yurok Tribe's long-term reentry strategy, including developing measureable annual and 5-year performance outcomes in reducing the rates of recidivism among Yurok juvenile delinquents. The Yurok Tribe will use a Microsoft Access database for data compiling and tracking. The database will be designed with built-in reporting functions to provide instant snapshots of related grant activities in order to achieve the project's goals and objectives.