Young people reentering the community
from juvenile residential facilities often lack the support they need to change the course of their lives and avoid the destructive cycle of recidivism. Many struggle to stay in school; others lack the necessary skills to obtain meaningful employment; some may come from troubled or broken families; and many others have substance abuse and mental health problems. OJJDP and the Department of Justice have set a high priority on addressing the multiple needs of these young people
by offering services, supervision, and support to
help ensure a successful transition.