Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $750,000)
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 goals of the Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services (JJS) Second Chance Act reentry program are to (1) improve outcomes for youth returning to the community from residential placement, (2) match youth with employment for ongoing community success, (3) provide on-the-job training, (4) provide supplies for youth education or vocation, and (5) provide vocational and educational funding and supports. The reentry project will improve education, vocation, and employment for 100 youth; expand the Divisions data collection capabilities to gather, analyze, and report on positive youth outcomes, including employment stability and educational and vocational achievement; and reduce recidivism by 15 percent over a 3-year period. CA/NCF