Reclaiming Futures of Snohomish County (R3)
ContactKathy Haggerty, Project Director
Superior Court of Snohomish County,
3000 Rockefeller, MS 502
Everett, WA 98201
In 2008, 2,637 youth were admitted into Snohomish County Juvenile Detention and released back into the community. An estimated 80% of Snohomish County juvenile offenders committed to Washington State juvenile institutions were diagnosed as having chemical dependency or substance abuse disorders and 60% of those diagnosed had co-occurring mental health problems.
In 2008, 103 youth entered juvenile drug court in Snohomish County. The county has two juvenile drug courts: one for youth adjudicated for misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenses; the other for at-risk youth who have not committed offenses, where the court is providing preventive assistance. Of the 762 youth adjudicated in juvenile court in 2008 for criminal offenses, 75 — or 9.8 percent — entered drug court. They were joined by an additional 28 at-risk youth – or 11.6 percent out of 240 youth on whom at-risk petitions were filed.
Reclaiming Futures Snohomish County (also known as R-3: Re-Enter, Re-Engage and Re-Claim) is partnering with the courts, treatment facilities, juvenile justice, community and families to meet the urgent needs of these young people in our juvenile justice system. Our overarching goal is to provide comprehensive wraparound services by integrating the Reclaiming Futures model into Snohomish County services to broadly encompass youth within and outside of the criminal justice system.
We are doing the following to help young people in our area:
- Integrating the Reclaiming Futures model into our juvenile drug treatment courts
- Providing evidenced-based comprehensive screening and assessment for youth entering our juvenile drug treatment courts
- Implement evidence-based treatment protocols
- Individualize care by using a wraparound approach that draws on the youth’s natural supports in the community, including social activities, mentors, educational and employment services
The initial project will focus on drug court youth and expand to all youth entering the Snohomish County juvenile court system.
- Big Brother/Big Sisters
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County
- Catholic Community Services
- Citizens for a Safe Snohomish County
- Cocoon House
- Compass Mental Health
- Edmonds Community College
- Everett Community College
- Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers
- Mill Creek Family Services
- Office of Children's Affiars
- Sea Mar Health Services
- Snohomish County Health District
- Snohomish County Human Services Department
- Snohomish County School District Offices
- Snohomish County Sheriff's Department
- The Center Mental Health Resources
- Tulalip Tribes Police Department
- Washington Association of Drug Court Professionals
- Workforce Development Council
- YMCA of Snohomish County
We have been awarded grants from 2010-2014 by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency. We receive technical assistance from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.