Thursday, January 22, 2015

Public Health Approach Being Adapted for Kids in Trouble with Substances, the Law

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, January 22, 2015

"Many of the kids in juvenile detention with substance abuse disorders get poor or no treatment, according to Reclaiming Futures, a nonprofit that helps young people in trouble with drugs, alcohol and crime.

It’s now experimenting with a public health approach to the situation.

With a $2 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, it is setting up a three-year pilot program using Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment." Read More.

For more information on substance abuse prevention in Connecticut, check out our Resource Center here.

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