Aftercare is the combination of services, planning, support and supervision that begins at disposition and continues through placement to ensure that youth successfully reintegrate into their home community. PCCD currently provides funding to support the development of model aftercare approaches in two pilot counties, as well as funding to support technical assistance to county juvenile probation departments.
In addition to the pilot counties, PCCD also provides funding to support the Pennsylvania Academic Career and Technical Training Project (PACTT). The PACTT Project capitalizes on the combined influence of Allegheny and Philadelphia Counties, strives to improve the academic and career and technical training that delinquent youth receive while in residential placement, and in their home communities upon return.
The project's initial focus is on the residential facilities and transition programs in Allegheny and Philadelphia Counties, with the hope that it will expand into other counties across the commonwealth. The project will also address and work to adapt juvenile-serving agencies' policies and procedures that can hinder delinquent youth transitions back into school and the community. The PACTT has received initial funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and the Stoneleigh Center.
Joint Policy Statement on Aftercare
Pennsylvania Models for Change Initiative
Probation Case Management Essentials for Youth in Placement