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Residential Treatment Case Managment Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

Caritas, Inc will support an Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program. Caritas, Inc. will provide substance abuse services for 90 youth by using funds for personnel implementing the program. Substance abuse increases the likelihood that youth will be vulnerable to high-risk situations that, in turn, result in involvement in the juvenile justice system. Caritas, Inc. is an adolescent-focused residential treatment program. Approximately 90 percent of youth in Caritas Inc. programs are involved with the legal system. Caritas, Inc. will provide individual and family counseling, case management services, toxicology screening, and self-help groups to facilitate successful transitions back to the community. Anecdotal evidence shows that youth involved in the program achieved improved in-school rates and family relationships, while decreasing involvement in substance use, crime, and involvement in the legal system and improved family relationships.


Date Created: September 2, 2009