UTEC and Roca Uplifted as Model Programs for Young Adults in the Justice System

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UTEC and Roca, two Second Chance Act (SCA) grantees based in Massachusetts, were highlighted in a recent report by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for their innovative approaches to working with young adults. The report, Environmental Scan of Developmentally Appropriate Criminal Justice Responses to Justice-Involved Young Adults, was published in June and identifies programs and legislation that address the developmental needs of young adults in the justice system. Research shows that young adults (aged 18–24) are overrepresented in arrests and prison admissions and also recidivate at high rates.

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