Grant Supports Services for Young People Transitioning Back to Community
August 28, 2018
The recidivism rate for youth 15 to 25 is 52 percent, higher than the 32 percent rate for adults 26 to 30. Many youth discharged from confinement or foster care are on their own and at high risk of poverty, homelessness, and continued justice system involvement.
“Youth who are in transition – leaving the justice system or aging out of foster care – are at great risk of a critical misstep in successful community reintegration,” said Martha Stone, executive director of the Center for Children’s Advocacy. “Our legal support provides the groundwork that can help youth reestablish important connections, find a safe place to live, get back into school to finish credits needed toward graduation or get a job that leads toward future security. This is our chance to help – and to keep youth with serious support needs on track for a self-sufficient adulthood.”