Reclaiming Futures uses a proven six-step model to break the cycle of drugs, alcohol, and crime in communities across the nation!
The Reclaiming Futures model unites juvenile courts, probation, adolescent substance abuse treatment, and the community to reclaim youth. Together, we are working to improve drug and alcohol treatment and connect teens to positive activities and caring adults.
Reclaiming Futures started in 2000 in 10 pilot sites around the country. Snohomish County has been awarded grants from 2010-2014 by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
We also receive annual technical assistance from the National Program Office of Reclaiming Futures with grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
A Vision for Our Community
"Picture this...it’s January 25, 2015 and it is officially designated as 'Reclaiming Futures Day in Snohomish County' during National Mentor Month.
We have achieved the lowest juvenile crime rates in our history and the country, particularly those which are alcohol and drug related. Our kids in Snohomish County are drug free, have a sense of self-worth, are engaged in education and/or employed, have at least one, one-to-one relationship with a caring adult, have ‘family’ support (as they define the word family), are willing to help others, have a sense of connection, trust in ‘the system’, are healthy in a holistic way, feel accepted, take appropriate risks, have a sense of value, and are hopeful. They have a positive vision for their life."