Justice Services Service Area Strategy
The Multi-Service Strategy is designed to reduce recidivism, ensure successful reentry and help youth and disconnected TAY build the skills and resiliency to prevent further engagement in the juvenile or criminal justice systems. The Multi-Service Strategy will connect participants with providers who are able to work with them throughout their involvement in the system including making initial connections, as needed, while participants are in detention. Because of the multi-faceted needs of justice-involved youth and disconnected TAY, Multi-Service programming must be broad including services that encompass those funded under other Justice Services strategies. Multi-Service programs will provide a wide range of services including, but not limited to, case management, supportive services, mentorship, skill building opportunities, educational reengagement, access to resources, life skills workshops and connection to other positive activities that will help participants complete court mandates and permanently exit the justice system. Multi-Service programs may be required to provide intensive supervision, or day or evening reporting services, as well as services that help reduce opportunities to re-offend including house arrest and/or community monitoring. Multi-Service programs may also provide services that are gender responsive and/ or culturally based, depending on the needs of their participants, and may include family partnership activities as a part of their approach. Multi-Service programs will target youth and disconnected TAY who have made formal connection with the system, are in custody or reentering their communities.
DCYF allocated $3,823,000 in annual funding to six programs across six agencies for the Multi-Service Strategy.
Strategy Goals include:
To provide services and supports for youth and disconnected TAY throughout their involvement in the juvenile and adult
criminal justice systems.
To reduce recidivism for youth and disconnected TAY.
To provide activities that help develop skills, encourage the pursuit of positive future possibilities, offer outlets for positive communication and connect participants with adult allies.
To help youth and disconnected TAY successfully meet court mandates and conditions of probation in order to exit the juvenile or criminal justice systems.
To support the successful transition of youth and disconnected TAY exiting the juvenile justice and adult criminal justice systems and reentering their communities.
To provide opportunities for youth and disconnected TAY in detention to engage in positive activities that improve resiliency and coping skills.