Reclaiming Futures Denver
303 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 1401
Denver, CO 80204
According to the 2009 Annual Report to the Governor by the Colorado Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Council, of the youth committed to the Division of Youth Corrections 2007-2008, more than 60 percent needed treatment for substance abuse disorders. Also, according to this report, a growing crisis in Colorado has been the influx of youth with serious mental illnesses and emotional disorders entering the juvenile justice system.
At Reclaiming Futures Denver, we are working to improve the quality of alcohol and drug treatment services available to youth in our justice system. We are doing the following to help young people in our area:
- Strengthening our Denver Juvenile Drug Court by implementing the Reclaiming Futures model
- Focusing on teens ages 12-17 who are involved with the court and need treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues
- Providing evidence-based assessments, service delivery and case management for 50 families per year over a four-year period.
- Improving treatment services for drug and alcohol use
- Improving planning and communication between internal agencies
- Providing access to Denver Police officers as mentors
- Providing in-home services treating the entire family when appropriate
Our Core Partners
- Denver Juvenile Court and Denver Juvenile Probation
- Denver Police Department
- Denver Department of Human Services
- Colorado Miners
- Denver Area Youth Services
- Idea Counseling Services
- Kempe Center for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
- Mile High Youth Corps
- Reach Counseling
- Stout Street Foundation
As a part of Colorado's Justice Initiative for Drug Endangered Families, we have been 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.