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Reentry Award

In honor of National Reentry Week April 23-29, 2017 established by the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, PbS announces the availability of Reentry Awards to help ease and support youths’ transition from secure placement to the community. PbS began the Reentry Award last year and supported three youths in three different states. The awards of up to $1,000 each were used to purchase household hold items such as linens and dishware, clothing appropriate for job interviews, a phone and first month’s rent on an apartment. As the developers of the national reentry measurement standards for youth programs and services, PbS is continually building its reentry knowledge and looking for ways to make reentry successful for all youths.

2017 PbS Reentry Award

The PbS Reentry Award was established in 2016 to support youths as they return to living in the community. This year's award has up to $2,000 available for youths leaving PbS facilities.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until July 14, 2017. Applicants will be notified within two weeks of receipt if accepted. Staff must submit a completed application, including a youth essay, staff recommendation and aftercare or case management plan.

Applications must be submitted online.