Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $519,040)
Section 101 of the Second Chance Act authorizes the Department of Justice to award grants to states, units of local government, and tribal governments to improve reentry outcomes for incarcerated youth. Under the Second Chance Act Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision program, Category 2: Reentry Antigang Strategies and Programs will provide funding to states, units of local government, and tribes to ensure that reentry services for gang-involved youth focus on enhancing services while in confinement and improving community supervision strategies when released to the community.
Alameda County Probation Department, in collaboration with the City of Oakland Human Service Department, will pilot the Alameda County Second Chance Youth Gang Intervention Program, a partnership effort that will address the unique needs of gang-impacted youth in Oakland. The target population for this pilot program consists of 45 youth ages 1424 returning to the Oakland community from the Juvenile Justice Center or Camp Sweeney who are assessed as high risk using a validated risk and needs tool and report gang involvement upon intake and assessment. Funding will support staff positions in probation and the community to help implement a coordinated assessment and case planning process for gang-impacted youth pre-release and the implementation of evidence-based rehabilitative practices to reduce the likelihood of further gang involvement and recidivism. CA/NCF