Reclaiming Futures Seeks to Expand

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The Reclaiming Futures initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation has been successfully working to reform systems of care for juvenile offenders with drug and alcohol problems in 10 pilot communities. (See Evaluation Spotlight, page 30.) RWJ is now seeking proposals disseminate the approach to up to six additional communities, through “a learning collaborative that shares resources, improves data collection and utilization, and promotes new standards of practice,” according to its request for proposals, issued last month.

Each site will receive technical assistance that includes information exchange fellowships, coaching via conference calls, and national meetings. Awards of up to $180,000 per site must be accompanied by the hiring of a half-time project director at the grantee’s expense.

The following entities within the United States and its territories may apply: juvenile courts; public and nonprofit treatment agencies; state, local and tribal juvenile justice systems; and alcohol- and drug-abuse treatment authorities.

Priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate strengths in cross-sector partnerships, leadership and vision, sustainability and service reform, and mentorships, youth leadership and work force development.

Brief proposals are due April 1. Contact: Jim W. Carlton,, (503) 725-8954,