Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $775,775)
The Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program supports states, local governments, and tribal governments in partnership with interested persons (including Federal corrections and supervision agencies), service providers, and nonprofit organizations to provide comprehensive reentry services for moderate to high-risk youthful offenders before, during, and after release from confinement.
The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice proposes to build upon its successful reentry model by adding an evidence-based services overlay. The target population for this project will include moderately high and high-risk reentry youth in targeted counties throughout the state. The specific counties of implementation will be determined in collaboration with the Transition Advisory Committee and will be based on an analysis of current commitment trends and youth risk levels. Project goals and objectives include: reduce the recidivism rate of youth exiting residential commitment by supplementing existing transition services with an evidence-based overlay, increase the completion rate for transitional services by providing additional support to youth and families, and pursue a high-quality quasi-experimental evaluation of the comprehensive reentry program's impact. This project will be implemented in partnership with Chrysalis Health, a major nonprofit provider of outpatient evidence-based services. CA/NCF