Urban Institute

Evaluation Background

SVORI Grantees in Alaska

Alaska Department of Corrections
The Alaska Department of Corrections will target three age groups: juveniles ages 1417 who have been waived to the adult system, young adults ages 1824, and adults ages 2535. Grant funds will be used to enhance an existing reentry program in the southeast and Yukon regions of the state, with an emphasis on rural communities surrounding Juneau and Bethel. The program's services will include mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, vocational training, educational training, employment services, housing assistance, family and cultural counseling, community transition services, and community and correctional supervision.

SVORI Program(s) within this grantee:
      Alaska Adult
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Division of Juvenile Justice will improve management of approximately 100120 juveniles ages 1420 who have committed violent, serious, and habitual crimes. These offenders will be released in the greater Anchorage area following at least 6 months of incarceration. The Division of Juvenile Justice, in collaboration with community agencies, will provide supervision, support, mentoring, training in job readiness and transitional living skills, and Functional Family Therapy. Funds will also be used to develop standards of practice to ensure quality services for offenders, their victims, and communities across Alaska.

SVORI Program(s) within this grantee:
      Alaska Youth Re-entry Initiative

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