Juvenile Offender Community Health Systems -- Implementing the community health center model of care to the juvenile detention system in California
The purpose of this project is for the Juvenile Offender Community Health Systems initiative to replicate, in three California counties, the Alameda County model that integrates Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) with juvenile detention centers and connects released juveniles to the same providers in the community. By using the same provider, juveniles will have better continuity of care and an immediate point of contact that can help prevent recidivism. The three pilot sites will be an expansion of the Foundation's Community Oriented Correctional Health Services work, which integrates FQHCs with adult corrections. Other deliverables will be to document the replication effort to inform a national strategy, and for each site to collect data that can be used for an evaluation of the program.
Amount Awarded $538,991.00
Awarded on: 12/18/2008
Time frame: 1/1/2009 - 2/14/2011
Grant Number: 65279