New Hampshire

Reclaiming Futures of New Hampshire

About Us

It is estimated that over half of the youth involved with New Hampshire’s juvenile justice system also have a problem with substance abuse. Nearly 95 percent of young people entering the Youth Development Center, New Hampshire’s juvenile detention facility, report they have used alcohol or other drugs. It is estimated that more than 2,000 young offenders have alcohol or drug problems, yet fewer than 500 have access to services to treat these problems.

Reclaiming Futures of New Hampshire was one of the original 10 projects funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help teens in trouble with drugs, alcohol and crime. We partnered with the courts, treatment facilities, juvenile justice system, and community to help courts and communities respond to this problem in the four communities of Nashua, Concord, Plymouth and Belknap County in the following ways:

  • Ensuring teens in trouble were quickly and accurately identified and provided with quality substance abuse treatment
  • Used a system of care that recognizes and develops the youth’s strengths and involves the community in the process
  • Served as a mentor to other communities in the state that need a new and more effective model
  • Consulted on the expansion of drug courts statewide

Our Core Partners

  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua
  • Child and Family Services of New Hampshire
  • Communities for Alcohol- and Drug-Free Youth (CADY)
  • Concord Family Division Court
  • Concord Substance Abuse Coalition (CSAC)
  • Division for Juvenile Justice Services
  • Laconia Family Division Court
  • Nashua District Court
  • New Futures
  • New Hampshire District Court and Family Division
  • NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Plymouth Family Division Court
  • The Youth Council

Funding Sources

Reclaiming Futures of New Hampshire was one of 10 founding sites funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation between 2002 and 2007.