Monitoring Youth Progress to Improve Services
Reclaiming Futures is designed to improve services for individual youth. But we also want to change the way the juvenile justice system — and adolescent treatment providers — do business. Our model makes it possible.
The Reclaiming Futures model tracks youth through the juvenile justice system in six steps:
- Initial screening »
- Initial assessment »
- Service coordination »
- Service initiation »
- Service engagement »
- Transition »
The model includes process measures and outcome measures that relate to youth success. Using them will tell you whether your juvenile justice and drug treatment system actually works as intended.
Using the model, each community can answer questions like the following:
- Are services delivered as planned and on time?
- Do youth end up where they are supposed to be?
- Do they move from one stage of the system to the next in a timely way?