ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The program is an option for those young adults who have come into contact with the justice system and are at risk for continued criminal behavior due to lack of resources and a support system. The type of support and opportunities that emerging adults need to thrive, and that UP would provide, include:
- Health and behavioral health services/Trauma-informed care
- Parenting services and support
- Aid in successfully navigating public assistance programs
- Driver’s licensing and transportation assistance
- Education and workforce development utilizing A.M.P - Achieve More & Prosper
- Safe, stable and affordable housing
- Family and community support
UP is intended for justice-involved individuals age 18-25 years, with a moderate-high risk of recidivism and high level of criminogenic needs. Eligibility will be based on the nature and type of charges filed, as well as that defendant’s prior criminal history. Charges generally must be non-violent in nature, but cases will be considered on a case by case basis.
The Court’s specialty dockets below would take precedence over UP should an individual qualify for both programs.