Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $784,194)
Black Family Development, Inc.’s Second Chance Reentry Program, for youth in nine Wayne County (Michigan) zip codes, will provide intensive, team-based support around six reentry tracks: Academics, Workforce Development, Restorative Practices Skill Development, Community Reintegration, Family Reunification, and Access to Resources to meet Basic Needs. Reentry coaches will assist the youth and family with assembling a reentry team consisting of formal, informal, and natural supports. Participants will complete four phases of interventions across six months, including 90 days of pre-release services and an additional 90 days of post-release services that focus on team-supported activities to explore community opportunities, coordinated care across domains, and opportunities for peer support through reentry group sessions. Expected outcomes include skills development such as restorative practices, skills to manage conflict and sustain relationships, participating in meaningful positive community connections, and family reunification and cohesiveness.