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.A multiyear leadership program has been designed within Reclaiming Futures to make strategic investments in engaging and developing change agents to build local solutions to improve outcomes for young people involved in the justice system who also are at risk due to their use of alcohol and drugs. The Reclaiming Futures Leadership Fellowship has identified and engaged multiple leaders in key systems, including judicial, addiction treatment services, community, and others, deemed essential to successful implementation. The Leadership Fellowship builds individuals' capacity to work on strategic goals to better 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 funds to help support leadership meetings.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $377,412.00

Awarded on: 8/25/2005

Time frame: 9/1/2005 - 12/31/2007

Grant Number: 55473


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