Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $1,057,263)
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.
This application proposes to enact Bill l230 as approved by the Utah State legislature in 2017 to better align the delivery of youth services and to implement Project Second Chance. The goals are as follows: (1) to implement a reentry framework for high-risk youth returning to the community from residential placement that will maintain risk reduction achievements; (2) to improve education, employment and behavioral health outcomes for 400 youth; (3) Maintain 75% of youth in stable housing in their own home, or in an independent living environment; (4) to expand the Divisions data collection capabilities to gather, analyze, and report on positive youth outcomes, including housing and employment stability, educational and vocational achievement, successful completion of treatment and aftercare programs, and treatment and aftercare programs, and crime-free behavior. CA/NCF