Urban Strategies LLC
Project Overview: Urban Strategies LLC will deliver the “Opportunities Beyond the Narrative: Intervention for Incarcerated Youth” program to incarcerated youth in Los Angeles County Youth Residential Camps and their parents. The program seeks to build protective factors, develop risk avoidance skills, and reduce sexual risk behaviors in this population. The curriculum will include three program elements: 1) the sexual risk avoidance intervention, the “Art of Loving Well” curriculum; 2) the evidence-based intervention “Active Parenting of Teens;” and 3) the role of two community and faith-based organization implementation partners in delivering these interventions and following up with participants released from custody with case management, wraparound supports, and mentoring. A rigorous Rapid Cycle Evaluation framework will be used to determine the core elements of the proposed program.
Target Population: Primarily Latino youth ages 15-19 years old in Los Angeles County probation facilities; parents and caregivers of enrolled youth
Geographic Area Served (Urbanicity of Community): Four Los Angeles County communities (Urban)