Reclaiming Futures launched in 2001 with 10 sites funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Originally designed for implementation across the full juvenile justice continuum, in 2007 the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) began funding a cohort of 12 sites that combined Juvenile Drug Courts with the Reclaiming Futures model. Our national initiative now includes more than 40 sites in over 15 states. Our work is supported by the following partners.
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance abuse, helping children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting transition-age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton’s support for the work of Catholic Sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $1.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 billion in grants, distributing $100 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2014. The Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.5 billion. For more information, please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.
Portland State University (PSU)
PSU is a center of opportunity for nearly 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Portland, OR, one of the nation’s most livable cities, the University’s innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University’s 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State’s commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum.
School of Social Work — Located at PSU, the School of Social Work offers a full spectrum of social work education. Our School of Social Work is among the top schools in the nation, and provides the only Masters and PhD of Social Work Programs in Oregon. Established in 1961 by a resolution of the Oregon legislature, it is our responsibility to meet the education, research, and training needs of the state and region.
Regional Research Institute for Human Services (RRI) — For more than 35 years, RRI has provided groundbreaking research in child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health at PSU. RRI, along with the Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health and the Center for Improvement of Services for Children and Families, are awarded $8-10 million annually from a variety of local and national funders to advance social work knowledge and practice.
Updated: May 24 2017