Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $790,180)
Section 101 of the Second Chance Act authorizes the Department of Justice to award grants to states to improve reentry outcomes for incarcerated youth. This program will provide grants to support the implementation of an existing statewide plan to better align juvenile justice policy, practice, and resource allocation with what research shows works to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. This program is authorized pursuant to Section 101 of the Second Chance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3797w; Pub. L. No. 110-199.
Fulton County Juvenile Court will provide evidence-based treatment to youth younger than age 18 who are assessed as medium to high risk and on probation with the court. These services will augment other efforts of their comprehensive juvenile crime prevention plan, such as community supervision, workforce development, education, and behavioral health programs. Strategies include providing Aggression Replacement Training to 200 youth identified by the court. The goal of the project is to reduce recidivism by 50 percent over 5 years and improve outcomes for juvenile offenders in the county. CA/NCF