About Reclaiming Futures

Reclaiming Futures helps young people in trouble with drugs, alcohol, and crime. In 2001, with a $21 million investment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 10 founding communities located throughout the United States began reinventing the way police, courts, detention facilities, treatment providers, and the community work together to meet this urgent need. Learn more. »

Our Story

In this video, shot in 2009, founder and former national director of Reclaiming Futures, Laura Nissen, Ph.D., M.S.W., explains why the initiative is needed for youth struggling with drugs, alcohol, and crime.

Our Partners »

The Reclaiming Futures model has now been used in 39 communities in 18 states, thanks to investments by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Find out more. »

Staff »

Our staff is housed in the Regional Research Institute for Human Services of the School of Social Work at Portland State University, in Portland, OR. Learn more about us. »

Newsroom »

Our innovative approach to juvenile justice and adolescent substance abuse gets attention. Our press releases and media coverage tell the story. Browse our newsroom. »

Contact Us »

You can reach us at:

Reclaiming Futures National Program Office
Portland State University – RRI
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751
(503) 725-8954
(503) 725-8915 (Fax)