An effective reentry system differs significantly from standard probation and community-based models (i.e., functional family therapy or multisystemic therapy) aimed at preventing residential placement.
The two became synchronized together to co-create a new reentry system of care.
A brief summary of the top two major community shifts are presented in Table 2 as a before and after to give one the sense of how a new reentry system was developed.
The following five key areas emerged from the PLL work with seven states as essential for a successful juvenile reentry system to work.
Therefore, any reentry system will likely fail if an evidence-based model is dropped into a community by the developers without community buy-in and the ability to adapt the model's implementation to what the community needs, and not vice versa.
(25) Therefore, a successful reentry system should use an evidence-based overlay treatment model that actively engages the family within the first weeks of the youth's placement and continues with the same treatment provider into post-discharge aftercare.
There is concerted effort of PLL to work as a change agent in each community to bring stakeholders from each part of the reentry system together in order to retool the existing system to include high parent and community involvement before, during and after discharge.