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The Up Center New Visions Program - An Intervention Program for Youth Impacted by Substance Use

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $690,553)

The OJJDP FY 2020 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI) will support the efforts of states, communities, tribal jurisdictions, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations and institutions of higher education to implement programs and strategies that identify, respond to, treat, and support children, youth, and families impacted by the opioid epidemic.

Child Family Services of Eastern VA, Inc., will develop a youth intervention program called New Visions, which includes two components. The first component is the Adolescent-Community Reinforcement Approach. The second program component, Family Support Partner, provides family-based support for navigating systems and resources, and assists the family in developing and using a wellness plan that addresses health, mental health, and family relationships. The primary target population is opioid-affected youth ages 12 to 17 and their families living in high-poverty census tracts in the cities of Portsmouth and Norfolk and characterized by poverty, single-parent families, mental health and substance use issues, high crime, and educational challenges. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020