Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Mental Health Services and Policy Program

Juventud Sin Prision (Youth Without Prison)

PI: Tracy Fehrenbach, Ph.D.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funds the Juventud sin Prisión project, an intervention for currently and previously incarcerated youth in Mexico. Reinserta, a nonprofit agency well-recognized throughout Mexico, works closely with youth to help them advance their education, enhance their vocational and independent living skills, build personal interests and strengths, recover from trauma and mental health problems and contribute in a positive way to their communities. MHSPP provides guidance and expert consultation on monitoring and evaluation activities, project improvement and data analysis. The ultimate goal of the project is to design a replicable evidence based model that effectively reduces youth recidivism and increases the number of youth who are successful reintegrated back into their communities.