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California Wraparound Program Reduces Juvenile Recidivism by Focusing on Mental Health [JJIE.org]

 

Manuel Dircio, 20, a business administration student at Fullerton College boasts a 4.0 GPA.

He is also a recovering alcoholic with a history of arrest and incarceration in juvenile detention — not quite what you’d expect from a seemingly model college student with a stellar grade point.

Dircio credits the Youthful Offender Wraparound program (YOW), which he says “helped [him] grow successfully.” It’s what’s known as a full-service partnership (FSP) in Orange County, California, that uses a nontraditional approach to help kids identified as having “complex needs.”



[For more of this story, written by Sara Tiano, go to http://jjie.org/2016/12/05/cal...ng-on-mental-health/]

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