Annual leadership meeting for RWJF's Reclaiming Futures program

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.Reclaiming Futures seeks to improve the quantity and quality of comprehensive, individualized and state-of-the-art substance abuse treatment and related services to juvenile offenders and their families in 11 communities nationally. The initiative utilizes a strategic community leadership development strategy as a key tool to activate the model and requisite system change required to bring it to life. The Reclaiming Futures Leadership Fellowship has identified and engaged multiple leaders in key systems including: judicial, substance abuse treatment, community and others deemed essential to successful implementation. The Fellowship seeks to build leaders' capacity to work in teams on strategic goals both across systems, as well as within their own disciplines to identify facilitators of and barriers to change. This grant provides support for the first leadership meeting, on October 3-5, 2002, in Chicago, Illinois.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $107,655.00

Awarded on: 8/26/2002

Time frame: 9/1/2002 - 12/31/2002

Grant Number: 46643


Portland State University School of Social Work

1800 S.W. 6th Avenue, Suite 600
P.O. Box 751
Portland, 97207-0751


Laura Burney Nissen
Project Director