This project recruited justice involved individuals aged 18-26 for community re-entry. They were assessed to identify their unmet needs. They received two evidenced based programs. They were assessed and linked to community agencies for identified needs. Developmental and cultural factors were barriers to community linkages. These include cultural norms and developmental factors which affected their participation. This presentation will explore the constellation of individual and group attitudes and beliefs that were barriers to reentry.
Identify challenges to successful community reentry for justice-involved young adults
Discuss attitudes and beliefs that may influence young adults from completing reentry tasks
Review strategies to address factors associated with age that may reduce these barriers
Linda Lesondak PhD, Salina & Associates, Inc.
Doreen Salina PhD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine