National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Programs

Published: April, 2018
Type: 
Guide/Toolkit
Number of Pages: 
36
Organization: 
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Abstract: 

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), developed this toolkit to help young people in juvenile corrections and treatment programs prepare for successful reentry into the community. The guide provides instructions for youth to follow first while they are still in placement and second once they are released. It discusses common barriers that youth may experience upon reentry and provides action steps to address those barriers with the help of a caring adult. The guide outlines how transitioning youth can seek assistance from a parent or guardian, mentor, friend, teacher, and other key people. Topics include building a reentry team; connecting to support services; planning for school and work; and following probation, parole, and court requirements.

 

Availability: 
Available for free download on the OJJDP website at: https://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/251193.pdf