California Wraparound Program Reduces Juvenile Recidivism by Focusing on Mental Health

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Manuel Dircio and Jesus Vasquez, both 20, are star alumni of the Youthful Offender Wraparound in Orange County, California.

Manuel Dircio’s success story is a prime example of what YOW was designed to accomplish: promoting the positive development of juvenile offenders who struggle with mental health diagnoses, substance use disorders and histories of trauma by providing supports to manage these challenges . . .

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