Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $483,333)
The OJJDP FY 2015 Second Chance Act Supporting Latino/a Youth from Out-of-Home Placement to the Community program will promote effective and successful reentry services for Latino/a youth who are transitioning back into their communities from secure confinement facilities, including out-of-home placement. This solicitation will fund mentoring and comprehensive transitional services that emphasize development of life and parenting skills in offenders who are Latino/a youth. This program is authorized pursuant to Section 211 of the Second Chance Act, P.L. 110-199.
South Bay Community Services (SBSC) will engage 48 Latino/a youth in the Parenting with Love and Limits program, which is an evidenced-based reentry program that works with families to break destructive cycles and support behavioral and mental health issues. SBCS will target pre- and post-release youth aged 12-17 years who exhibit moderate to severe emotional and behavioral problems, alcohol or drug use, truancy issues, domestic violence, suicidal ideation and/or depression. SBCS will combine parenting management group therapy, family therapy, and family interactional trauma work into one system of care to quickly engage resistant parents and their teenagers.