Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dr. Rosay presents at Reclaiming Futures event on juvenile substance abuse treatment

Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center, presents at the panel discussion and reception sponsored by the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice and Volunteers of America - Alaska on November 20, 2012. Dr. Rosay will discuss his research on juvenile substance abuse, and the impact on treatment completion and recidivism that the Reclaiming Futures Anchorage program has had in Alaska .

The Reclaiming Futures model for juvenile substance abuse treatment has been used in 29 communities, large and small, rural and urban, in 17 states, including one Indian reservation.  It has been used in Anchorage for the past ten years and has brought together judges, juvenile justice professionals, treatment providers and community leaders to identify how juvenile courts can provide substance abuse treatment teens need to help them be successful.

Reclaiming Futures is an initiative created in 2001 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that offers a new approach to helping teenagers caught in the cycle of drugs, alcohol and crime.  The national office of Reclaiming Futures is housed in the Regional Research Institute of the School of Social Work at Portland State University.