How to Implement a Model to Get Youth Off Drugs and Out of Crime

How to Implement a Model to Get Youth Off Drugs and Out of Crime

Launched in 2002, Reclaiming Futures, a five-year initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, established ten demonstration sites that worked to bring problem-solving courts and systems of care together on behalf of substance-abusing youth in the juvenile justice system. A new report, How to Implement a Model to Get Youth Off Drugs and Out of Crime (28 pages, PDF), outlines the lessons learned from the initiative as the sites implemented changes to improve how adolescents with alcohol and drug problems are handled by the system. The report also provides information on how to plan and implement similar initiatives for communities working to improve the juvenile justice system.