This independent evaluation was conducted by Impact Justice. Results indicate Reclaiming Futures SBIRT was an effective assessment and referral tool and youth referred to treatment were less likely to report managing stress by using drugs and/or alcohol at follow-up.
Explains the goals of the initiative and how new communities can become involved. Unfolds into an inspirational colorful poster about the strengths of young people. Request printed color copies from Jim Carlton at (503) 725-8954.
Learn how to bring Reclaiming Futures to your area and change the way your community treats kids in the justice system with substance abuse problems.
The purpose of this document is to list the various published articles, research reports, professional presentations and other types of documents that have included a discussion of the Reclaiming Futures approach and model. If you know of other documents, contact us and we will add to the bibliography.
This introductory overview explains the initiative, lays out the policy context, briefly describes the six steps of the Reclaiming Futures model, and summarizes the evaluation.
The judges who led the 10 Reclaiming Futures founding sites discuss the need for judicial leadership, the Reclaiming Futures model, and practical steps toward building an effective collaborative.
The project directors from the 10 Reclaiming Futures founding sites describe how to plan for Reclaiming Futures, make the system changes and implement the model, and offer advice on positive activities for youth.
A report by probation officers from the 10 Reclaiming Futures founding communities. They discuss the need for the Reclaiming Futures model, describe how it works, and offer practical solutions and recommendations for improving treatment for youth in the juvenile justice system.
Treatment professionals from the 10 Reclaiming Futures founding communities discuss the need for change, the details of the model from a treatment perspective, and how to handle funding and training challenges.
A companion piece to Improved Care for Teens in Trouble with Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime. It defines treatment-related terms to improve communication with the juvenile justice system.
Community representatives from the 10 Reclaiming Futures founding sites talk about the pivotal role families and communities play in implementing the model, list communities using promising strategies to engage them, and specific steps to make it happen.
Advice from experts on how to make a systems reform effort like Reclaiming Futures successful and long-lasting.
Who are the youth we are serving? Recent research points out that most often the youth we serve are involved with multiple agencies, and are dealing with a variety of issues, and may have multiple diagnoses…
Roger Hart’s Ladder of Participation
System of Care was first introduced by Stroul & Friedman in 1986 as a framework in which to develop a comprehensive, inclusive, coordinated, caring system for children and youth diagnosed with severe emotional problems and their families. Read more…
Every participant in a System of Care must understand their own specific role, including their purpose, parameters, practice and expected outcomes. Read more…
Want to implement Reclaiming Futures in your community? Use this readiness assessment to review areas of strength and identify areas where growth is needed.
Help adults in your community connect with youth in the justice system by using stories to remind them of what it was like to be a teenager. Here’s a sample anthology from Reclaiming Futures Multnomah Embrace (Portland, OR).
An interdisciplinary task force makes concrete recommendations for federal, state, and local policies that support effective programming for youth struggling with alcohol, drugs, and crime.
Helping young people in the justice system takes more than holding them accountable. It also takes an unshakeable belief in their potential. Promote their strengths with this bill of rights, developed by Dr. Laura Burney Nissen in 1998.
Doreen Cavanaugh, Ph.D., of the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University, explains federal funding streams and how they can be tapped to fund treatment for youth in the justice system.
Though dated, this report provides a useful framework for thinking about how to fund an integrated treatment system and potential challenges.
This report reviews the laws governing information-sharing and suggests protocols for sharing information while protecting youth privacy.