Adding mental health care to a program for reducing recidivism among young adult offenders

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Funding Partnerships program is a matching grants program designed to establish partnerships between the Foundation and local grantmakers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.The Community Partners Reinvestment (CPR) project works to reduce recidivism among young adult male offenders ages 18-25 with an individualized program of housing, employment, addiction treatment, and other services. This grant will expand the model to include an integrated mental health component. Collaborating providers, including the Oregon Department of Corrections, have begun a pilot that engages the inmate and his family six months prior to discharge and includes a comprehensive psychosocial evaluation. The coalition partners emphasize that these "emerging adults" are at great risk of returning to prison without developmentally appropriate programs to guide their reentry into the community. The funding partner is the Meyer Memorial Trust Fund.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $408,000.00

Awarded on: 6/16/2005

Time frame: 7/1/2005 - 6/30/2010

Grant Number: 53604


Volunteers of America of Oregon

3901 S.E. Stark Street
Portland, 97214-3241


Kathy Brazell
Project Director