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Winter 2-17-2016


Reclaiming Futures is an organizational change initiative that supports coordinated and individualized responses for justice-involved youth with problematic substance use issues. The Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice compared people's perceptions currently working in Reclaiming Futures communities with similar colleagues from nearly ten years ago. The study suggested that communities with the strongest engagement in Reclaiming Futures tended to have more positive perceptions of their youth justice and substance abuse treatment systems, including key facets of administration, collaboration, and overall system quality.


Jeffrey A. Butts, Kathleen Tomberg, Jennifer Peirce, Douglas N. Evans and Angela Irvine (2016). Reclaiming Futures and Organizing Justice for Drug-Using Youth. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.



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