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Implementation Supports of House Bill 239 to Improve Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $1,057,263)

The goals are as follows: 1. To implement a reentry framework for high-risk youths returning to the community from residential placement that will provide necessary supports to maintain risk reduction and enhance positive youth outcomes. 2. To improve education and behavioral health outcomes for 400 youth. 3. To maintain 75% of youth in stable housing in their own home, or in an independent living environment. 4. To expand the Division’s data collection capabilities to gather, analyze and report on positive youth outcomes, including housing stability, educational and vocational achievement, successful completion of treatment and aftercare programs, and crime-free behavior. 5. To reduce recidivism by 50% over a five year period.

Date Created: September 20, 2017