California

Reclaiming Futures Ventura County

Contact

Jill Barrios, Project Director
Superior Court of California County of Ventura
Juvenile Drug Court
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009
Phone: 805-339-2927
Email: jill.barrios@ventura.org

 

About Us

There are at least 130 young offenders each year in Ventura County, CA who are diagnosed with substance abuse or co-occurring mental illness problems that we aim to help. Between 2003 and 2008 juvenile felony and misdemeanor arrests increased by approximately 173 percent.

At Reclaiming Futures Ventura County, we are working to improve the quality of alcohol and drug treatment services available to youth in our justice system. We will increase treatment services and implement the Reclaiming Futures model in our drug court.

We are doing the following to help young people in our area:

  • Implementing the Reclaiming Futures model in our drug court
  • Increasing treatment services
  • Implementing the Seven Challenges Program
  • Increasing gender-specific treatment
  • Increasing pro-social opportunities
  • Improving coordination with school systems
  • Tailoring treatment to developmental needs of youth

Our Core Partners

  • Ventura County Probation Agency
  • Ventura County Superior Court
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office
  • Ventura County Public Defender's Office
  • Ventura County Behavioral Health
  • Ventura County Alcohol & Drug Program
  • Interface Children & Family Services
  • United Parents
  • Ventura County Office of Education

Funding Sources

We have been awarded grants awarded grants from 2009-2013 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.