Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $600,000)
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 Reentry Program for Juveniles with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders seeks to reduce long-term alcohol and other substance abuse among juveniles in secure confinement facilities and to improve drug treatment and mental health services provided to them during their confinement and through the completion of their court supervision. 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.
Washington State Juvenile Rehabilitation (JR) presents Bridge to Recovery (BTR) Project, a program of Evidence-based Models that spans from intake through the completion of parole, to address juveniles with co-occurring disorders. The first 12 weeks of BTR will occur in the secure facility; participants will be screened, assessed and measured at bench marks utilizing the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN SS), Integrated Treatment Assessment (ITA) and GAIN M90 Assessment. The foundation model for service delivery will be Focused on Integrated Treatment (FIT) principles. The Matrix Model will serve as the curriculum for Substance Abuse and an eclectic approach using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for addressing mental health needs. Youth transitioning to parole will transition to 3 regional parole offices (Pierce, Clallum and Grays Harbor)while receiving ACRA-ACC Reentry services. The project will serve a total of 128 males from intake to completion of parole that are 15-18 years of age, located at Green Hill Institution's Birch Living unit and Naselle Youth Camp's Mariner Living Lodge. BTR activities will measure progress towards its goals by data entered into the Automated Client Tracking (ACT) System and the State's substance abuse and mental health TARGET system.