Communications activities 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.The purpose of this project is to build public support, change attitudes among young offenders, and enhance its reach as an influential national voice. Specific activities for this campaign include: working with the national communications director, the site project director, and fellows to update and execute a local communications and outreach plan and assist with the local implementation of the national communications campaign. Typical activities include individual outreach cultivation, events planning, media relations, speaking opportunities, partnership building, and the creation and distribution of print and broadcast materials that incorporate the stories of youth.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,000.00

Awarded on: 9/7/2004

Time frame: 9/1/2004 - 1/31/2006

Grant Number: 51883


Barwell Communications LLC

56 South Fruit Street
Concord, 03301-2411


Michael R. Barwell
Project Director