The Foundation's program, Reclaiming Futures: Communities Helping Teens Overcome Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime, was designed to: (1) develop new service delivery models that integrate comprehensive services into the juvenile justice system and promote the creation of community-based systems of care for substance-abusing youthful offenders; and (2) foster the development of local judicial leadership to guide juvenile justice and substance abuse treatment partnerships, and assist community-based treatment providers in assessing their effectiveness.Mobilizing Natural Helpers is a demonstration project that will examine the existing youth services delivery system in Montgomery County, Ohio, which includes the juvenile court, substance abuse treatment providers, and other youth social services continuum. The purpose of this project is to create an innovative system of treatment that identifies the strengths and abilities of youth, pairs youth with natural helpers, and uses the youth-natural helper connection as a basis for implementing meaningful restorative justice activities.
Amount Awarded $249,052.00
Awarded on: 2/28/2002
Time frame: 3/1/2002 - 9/30/2003
Grant Number: 45053