Successful Transitions

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Reentry to Resilience (R2R) helps youth successfully transition from a Youth Development Center (YDC) back into their community.  From the day we get a youth referral, we begin to develop a customized approach to ensure success from the day of release and for 12 months post-release. Working with families, communities, schools and employers we:

  • Reduce recidivism or repeat offenses
  • Increase academic success
  • Enroll students in college
  • Increase independent living skills
  • Engage students in the workforce
  • Reengage with families and the community

A Youth Success Coach (YSC) actively works with each individual youth, his/her Juvenile Court Counselor, social worker, educators, and family. And once the youth returns home, we immediately:

  • Manage school enrollment and provide academic support – tutoring, learning labs, etc.
  • Connect youth’s to afterschool and pro-social support programs – sports, service learning, mentoring, etc.
  • Prepare for career and workforce readiness – vocational education placement, mock interviews, job shadowing, job placement, etc.

A proven systematic approach for successful transition

Using our model of wraparound community supports and services, we follow a proven systematic approach to ensure we attain individual educational, family and career goals for each youth.  A three phase approach with planned check-in’s one year after release allows the Youth Success Coach to mitigate potential issues and to provide encouragement and direction to realize optimal outcomes. 

Phase 1: First 30 days of referral

  • The Youth Success Coach (YSC) engages the Juvenile Court Counselor, educators, family, and the youth in need
  • Set up the monthly Service Planning Meeting (SPM)
  • Gain a complete understanding of the overall education goals, career readiness factors, workforce entry potential and vocational education needs
  • Create strategies and a plan for academic and work-life success. 

Phase 2: Three to six months prior to release

  • Youth Success Coaches develop a Transition Intervention Plan (TIP) to detail education and academic goals after release
  • Coordinate education enrollment, grade placement (Base school, alternative school, or virtual school), GED completion, vocational school enrollment and/or community college enrollment
  • Balance educational needs with career readiness activities to provide support for accomplishing graduation and post-graduation educational goals
  • Assist with professional certification and placement in the workforce
  • A comprehensive plan customized to meet educational needs and career potential
  • Connect with necessary community resources
  • Work closely each youth at every step of their educational growth and career path

Phase 3: Post-Release support up to 12 months

  • Youth Success Coach creates a plan for the first 30 days of release
  • Identify all critical education components and addresses all workforce opportunities
  • Manage school enrollment, review class schedule and, if needed, coordinate transportation
  • Assign tutors and mentors and sign-up in afterschool and recreational activities 
  • Conduct a career interest inventory, provide job shadowing and 1-on-1 job coaching
  • Engage the family support system in the process as much as possible
  • Monitor goal progress with school staff and family to maximize student success

We  build a relationship with each youth with regular check-ins

First 30 days Check-ins

1 daily visit or 4 calls

31 to 60 days Check-ins

4x per week

61 to 120 days Check-ins

3x per week

121 to 365 days Check-ins

1x per week