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Title: Juvenile probation officers call for a new response to teen drug and alcohol use and dependency
Contributors: Reclaiming Futures Treatment Fellowship
Keywords: Youth—Substance use—Treatment
Child mental health services—United States
Youth—Mental health services—United States
Juvenile justice, Administration of—United States
Mentally ill children—Legal status, laws, etc—United States
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Reclaiming Futures
Place of Publication: Portland, Ore.
Series/Report no.: Reclaiming Futures National Fellowship Report
Description: This document is written by juvenile justice professionals for juvenile justice professionals. It is also written for our justice system partners, treatment providers, family service agencies, policy makers, and community leaders who have a stake in the success of our work. Our goal is to share the lessons we have learned in implementing Reclaiming Futures, a five-year, $21-million initiative sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve treatment outcomes for youth with drug and alcohol problems in the juvenile justice system. For the last five years, we have tested the Reclaiming Futures model in our communities, with promising results. Reclaiming Futures has changed the way we do business with teens who have drug and alcohol problems and who are in trouble with the law, and it has made us better in our work. The goal of Reclaiming Futures is to improve the delivery of alcohol and drug treatment to adolescents by promoting more treatment for young people, better treatment and related services that address the specific needs of adolescents, and greater access to services beyond treatment, including prosocial community supports like mentors. These system reforms are also intended to make our communities safer from juvenile crime by reclaiming the lives of drug-involved teens and keeping them from becoming further involved in criminal behavior.
ISSN: 1930-2231
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