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Reclaiming Futures
Reclaiming Futures

Reclaiming Futures is a national public health-oriented juvenile justice reform organization dedicated to improving behavioral health outcomes for youth and families. The Reclaiming Futures national program office based at Portland State University works throughout the United States with juvenile courts and their community partners to implement developmentally appropriate and evidence-based behavioral health treatment for youth in need. The Reclaiming Futures model promotes:

Cross-system collaboration

Evidence-based practices

Positive youth development principles

Effective ways to address the root causes of racial and ethnic disparities

Reclaiming Futures launched in 2001 with 10 sites funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2007, the federal 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. The model has now been implemented, or is in the process of being implemented by 41 communities in 20 states, with additional funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.  In addition to our original model, Reclaiming Futures has developed a new behavioral health screening and brief intervention model (SBIRT), and is working on a new framework for reducing racial and ethnic disparities at key behavioral health decision points.

www.reclaimingfutures.org

Reclaiming Futures 
Portland State University – RRI 
PO Box 751 
Portland, OR 97207-0751 
Phone: 503-725-8911 
Fax: 503-725-8915