Evaluating a program to treat nonviolent, substance-abusing youthful offenders

Adolescent substance abuse treatment services, when they exist, are characterized as fragmented in delivery, developmentally inappropriate in approach, and inadequate for assisting youth in dealing with their environments. Most addiction specialists agree that treatment should include community re-entry services, however, there is less agreement on what these services should include and limited documentation of the cost benefits of such services. This contract supports a study to begin to address these gaps by providing a detailed assessment and cost analysis of a comprehensive community rehabilitation program for youth. The Community Youth Investment Program (CYIP) was created in 1997 in Oregon by the Deschutes County Commission on Children and Families as a program to treat nonviolent youthful offenders and create a structure for them to begin to act as contributing members of their community. The program has multiple components, including behavioral counseling, community service projects, and academic supports. Individual youth assessment and treatment data have been collected, along with preliminary outcome and costs data. This contract provides funds to conduct an evaluation of the CYIP using these existing data sources.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $239,181.00

Awarded on: 2/4/2002

Time frame: 2/1/2002 - 7/31/2003

Grant Number: 44660


Greenwood & Associates

1936 Flathead Trail
Malibu, 91301-2918


Peter W. Greenwood
Project Director