Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $890,180)
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 incarcerated youth. This program is authorized pursuant to Section 101 of the Second Chance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3797w; Pub. L. No. 110-199.
The Massachusetts Administrative Office of the Trial Court, in collaboration with Probation; Juvenile Court; Department of Youth Services (DYS); and local, regional, and state partners will implement the Achieving Positive Youth Outcomes through the Graduated Responses and Educational Advocacy Project. The overarching goal of the project is to (1) improve and implement graduated response strategies provided to juvenile offenders who are on probation or committed to DYS; (2) improve capacity for educational advocacy; and (3) improve system outcomes through a coordinated policy and data collection practice review. CA/NCF