Grant Recipients
Grant Type: 


Grant Amount: $50,000 - $100,000
Grant Term: 1 Year
Jun 20 2013

 Since 1984, STARS has existed to serve schools and communities by providing evidence-based prevention, intervention and treatment services, addressing bullying, substance abuse, violence, and other social and emotional barriers to success. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund salaries and operating expenses involved in implementing its evidence-based Student Assistance Program and its intensive adolescent substance abuse treatment program, Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse. 20 out of 30 (66%) students who meet diagnostic criteria for substance abuse will complete treatment services at YODA's IOP or a partnering residential program as a result of assessment and brief intervention. 10 out of 20 (50%) will report two or more indicators of abstinence from substance abuse at a six month interview; involvement with a peer support group or mentor, disengagement from the criminal justice system, reported negative drug screens by probation officers, increased employment or scholastic activities, and improved school/job attendance, no suspensions or criminal charges, increased community service activities.

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