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Placement Diversion and Reentry program

Providing intensive supervision and clinical services (ISCS) for probation-involved youth.

Eligibility and referrals

The Placement Diversion and Reentry program (PDRP) serves probation-involved youth, ages 12-21, who have a moderate to high level of criminogenic risk factors, and behavioral and mental health needs. This includes youth at risk or already involved with probation. Youth can receive services pre- and post-adjudication.

PDRP client referral forms are provided to juvenile probation personnel, Department of Public Health staff, and other non-profit agencies serving youth in similar target populations.

For more information, please contact Kimo Uila at (415) 621-5661 x. 101 or kimo@cjcj.org

How it works

PDRP clinical case managers provide Intensive Home-Based Services (IHBS) and Clinical Case Management (CCM) to youth based upon their individualized treatment plan. PDRP’s individualized and adaptable approach ensures youth acceptance of the treatment model.

PDRP staff meet with probation staff at least once per month and develop court progress reports prior to court hearings. In preparation for treatment completion, PDRP staff will submit a final report detailing progress and any additional recommendations for continuing services or treatment.

Youth receive between 3 to 6 months of IHBS. An additional 120 days of IHBS may be granted as needed. Concurrently, youth may receive 12 to 18 months of CCM as needed.

Over time and with successful completion of treatment goals, PDRP staff reduce the intensity of contact with the youth and their family, leading eventually to successful discharge from the program, including an exit plan of stability.

PDRP’s clinical case managers work collaboratively with youth, their families and probation officer, the San Francisco Unified School District, non-public schools, and community-based service providers. PDRP staff also coordinate with Department of Public Health staff while youth are enrolled in the program.

History

Youth on probation are very likely to be involved with other child service agencies, such as the Department of Public Health or Child Welfare Services. Recognizing the need for cross-agency collaboration, in August 2009, CJCJ developed PDRP as a form of systems change in pursuit of a coordinated continuum of care for justice-involved youth.

The program maximizes Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) funding through Senate Bill 163 to create a flexible service delivery system that emphasizes engaging the client in the therapeutic process.

Kimo Uila, Director of Juvenile Justice Services
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
40 Boardman Place
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415) 621-5661 ext. 101
Fax: (415) 621-5466
kimo@cjcj.org

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