Reclaiming Futures: A model for New Jersey communities helping teens overcome drugs, alcohol and crime
New Jersey Health Initiatives has invited Reclaiming Futures to initiate a six-month readiness assessment to determine if Reclaiming Futures could be implemented in New Jersey, with support and funding through New Jersey Health Initiatives. Please join us to learn more about the Reclaiming Futures model and share your experiences working with justice-involved youth in New Jersey.
- Understand the need for a different approach
- Learn about the model and benefits of becoming a Reclaiming Futures community
- Get information about this opportunity, made possibly by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its New Jersey Health Initiatives program.
- Juvenile court judges and administrators
- Juvenile justice professionals
- Adolescent substance abuse and mental health treatment professionals
- Community members interested in working with justice-involved youth
Two Opportunities to Attend
- Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Westin Mt. Laurel
555 Fellowship Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
- Thursday, November 15th, 2012
3 Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
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The Solution: Beyond Treatment
When youth finish treatment and get off probation, they leave behind a team of adults paid to help them succeed. Before that happens, youth need to be connected to caring adults and positive activities, such as sports, the arts, employment, local churches, or volunteering.
The Solution: Better Treatment
Teens need the best, most effective care we can give them. But we also need to make sure that they get served quickly and that we don't drop the ball if teens or their families fail to engage in care.
The Solution: More Treatment
Reclaiming Futures helps juvenile justice systems do a better of identifying youth who need treatment, assessing their individual needs, and connecting them to care.
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.
A Team of Leaders
Youth struggling with alcohol and drug issues who are in trouble with the law have complex needs. They need adults to work together efficiently and in concert to help them. That’s why we make it a priority to build local leadership across systems.
Reclaiming Futures is not a program. Instead, it seeks to change systems and communities so that teens get the help they need and communities are safer.
Why Teens Need Reclaiming Futures
What do teens in the justice system need? It’s very simple: more treatment, better treatment, and beyond treatment. Read on to learn why this is so. More about the solution. »
The Reclaiming Futures Model
The Reclaiming Futures model unites juvenile courts, probation, adolescent substance abuse treatment, and the community to reclaim youth. Together, they work to improve drug and alcohol treatment and connect teens to positive activities and caring adults.