Annual leadership meetings 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.As a key component within the overall Reclaiming Futures initiative, a multiyear leadership program has been designed to make strategic investments in engaging and developing change agents to build local solutions to substance abuse and delinquency. 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' capacities to work in teams on strategic goals across systems, as well as within their own disciplines, to identify facilitators of and barriers to change. In addition to a core of emerging national leaders, a cross-disciplinary leadership curriculum will be the primary product of this effort. This grant provides support for leadership meetings.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $333,540.00

Awarded on: 8/25/2003

Time frame: 9/1/2003 - 8/31/2005

Grant Number: 46983


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