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 juvenile offenders. This program is authorized pursuant to Section 101 of the Second Chance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3797w; Pub. L. No. 110-199.
City of Los AngelesEconomic and Workforce Development Department, co-convener of the Los Angeles Performance Partnership Pilot will (1) implement a recently updated regional plan for systemwide improvement to reduce juvenile recidivism rates and (2) improve education, workforce, and housing outcomes for 200 youth who are disconnected from traditional school settings. The plan was formalized by multiple agencies that collaborated on key issues affecting youth to promote policy, practice, and resource allocation changes with fidelity to research-based strategies. The regional collaborative will broaden its strategy to juvenile offenders over a 2-year period using evidence-based practices. Recidivism rates will be tracked across the region to guide and measure implementation progress. Data will be shared with key leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders to hold providers and agencies accountable for results and to guide implementation improvements. CA/NCF