Reclaiming Futures: Communities Helping Teens Overcome Drugs, Alcohol and Crime: Cook County, Ill.

The Foundation's program, Reclaiming Futures: Communities Helping Teens Overcome Drugs, Alcohol & Crime®, was designed to build community solutions to substance abuse and delinquency by developing the systems infrastructure necessary to deliver comprehensive care within the juvenile justice system. This grant supports the Community Circles project in focusing on the development and expansion of a continuum of treatment modalities for high-risk youth that incorporates the philosophy of balanced and restorative justice with the best practices in the drug and alcohol treatment field. In its first year, Community Circles plans to identify and eliminate service gaps by collaborating with indigenous community organizations to create and implement systems change and to develop a comprehensive, coordinated continuum of care for substance-abusing, high-risk youth with aggressive aftercare and follow-up support services. The plan is to also explore the feasibility of implementing a functional family therapy and/or multisystemic therapy model as a method of intervention.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $232,024.00

Awarded on: 3/4/2002

Time frame: 3/1/2002 - 8/31/2004

Grant Number: 45060


Circuit Court of Cook County

1100 South Hamilton Avenue
Chicago, 60612-4207


Michael J. Rohan
Project Director