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North Carolina Comprehensive Statewide Juvenile Reentry Systems Reform Implementation: Improving the Successful Reintegration of Juveniles into the Community

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $735,000)

Section 101 of the Second Chance Act authorizes the Department of Justice to award grants to state and local juvenile justice agencies to improve reentry outcomes for incarcerated youth. The Second Chance Act Program helps communities develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges that reentry and recidivism reduction pose. The FY 2015 Second Chance Act Comprehensive Statewide Juvenile Reentry System Reform Implementation Program will provide grants to support the implementation of statewide reform plans developed under the OJJDP FY 2014 Second Chance Act Comprehensive Statewide Juvenile Reentry Systems Reform Planning Program. Awarded applicants will convene and implement the OJJDP Statewide Juvenile Reentry Systems Reform Implementation Program with their collaborative partnership teams. This program is authorized pursuant to Section 101 of the Second Chance Act, 42 U.S.C. 3797w; Pub. L. No. 110-199.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety will engage and strengthen families of justice involved youth through the implementation of a workforce development and education strategy that delivers risk assessment and needs-driven case planning. The service linkage will employ effective supervision practices through a comprehensive service plan which involves the assessment and implementation of a risk needs instrument through established juvenile justice data systems for up-to-date, accurate data. By delivering developmentally appropriate programming, this project will provide services that target criminogenic needs and documents the effects of its reentry reform. Outcomes will also be used to evaluate North Carolina’s Statewide Reentry Reform Initiative and track state efforts to reduce recidivism and improve education, employment and behavioral health outcomes.


Date Created: September 29, 2015