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.
The Arizona Youth Partnership proposes to develop The Turn 180º project to implement programs and strategies to increase access to effective, evidence-based substance use prevention and intervention services to combat opioid abuse and its effect on youth across the rural tri-city area of Mohave County. The goals are to (1) create systems level change through a trauma-informed approach in Mohave County; (2) identify and provide services to opioid-affected youth in diversion in the juvenile justice system; and (3) provide evidence-based programming to youth in substance abuse treatment. This project will ensure successful reentry and reduce recidivism and substance use for high-risk opioid-affected youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system. CA/NCF