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Supporting Latino/a Youth and Families through Mentoring and Reentry Planning to Reduce the Rate of Confinement and Recidivism

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $483,334)

The OJJDP FY 2015 Second Chance Act Supporting Latino/a Youth from Out-of-Home Placement to the Community program will promote effective and successful reentry services for Latino/a youth who are transitioning back into their communities from secure confinement facilities, including out-of-home placement. This solicitation will fund mentoring and comprehensive transitional services that emphasize development of life and parenting skills in offenders who are Latino/a youth. This program is authorized pursuant to Section 211 of the Second Chance Act, P.L. 110-199.

Boys Town Nevada (BTNV) will provide reentry services for 45 at-risk Latino/a youth transitioning from secure placement. The project will focus on positive youth development, resource linkage, and teaching social, independent living and workforce development skills. BTNV’s Care Coordination Consultants and Aftercare Specialists will identify, engage and connect youth and their families to services that will mitigate risk factors associated with recidivism. BTNV has partnered with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southern NV and Youth Advocate Programs to provide community-based mentoring. BTNV will also partner with the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce to seek out employment and mentoring opportunities for the youth in the program.

Date Created: September 20, 2015