Have you ever wondered how a great idea grows into a successful model and then spreads across the country? It doesn't happen on its own. Reclaiming Futures receives support from many sources, including the Portland State University (PSU) office of Innovation and Intellectual Property.
Reclaiming Futures is one of 10 projects featured in a new report about expanding the reach and nuturing the success of PSU initiatives from the office of Innovation and Intellectual Property:
Since our opening in 2008, we have aided the success and external distribution of research projects from a wide range of PSU departments and disciplines, from engineering and chemistry to linguistics and environmental science. Our focus is on use and impact, and we use intellectual property as a tool to shape how PSU innovations are used and deployed in the wider community.
The Reclaiming Futures model has spread from 10 to 37 sites, and we have welcomed funding support from four foundations and two federal agencies since 2001.
We are grateful for the support and continue to maximize our impact in communities working to break the cycle of drugs, alcohol and crime.
Please call 503-725-8914 to learn more about bringing Reclaiming Futures to your community.
Susan Richardson is national executive director for Reclaiming Futures. Formerly, she was a senior program officer in the health care division of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in North Carolina, where she led a three-year effort involving the state's juvenile justice and treatment leaders to adopt the Reclaiming Futures model by juvenile courts in six North Carolina counties. She received her B.S. in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Updated: October 31 2013