A new VCU-led project will support high-risk youth transitioning out of
October 4, 2023
A new VCU-led project will support high-risk youth transitioning out of incarceration
Project Belong will provide mental health, education and vocational support to 75 youth transitioning out of Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center.
Project Belong — or “Building Educational and empLoyment Opportunities through trauma-informed re-eNtry planninG” — will provide in-facility and community-based services to 75 high-risk young adults with behavioral health disorders who are transitioning from the Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center.
The project is in partnership with VCU School of Education’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, with Karen Akom, Ed.D., also serving as a co-investigator on the grant.
Congratulations Dr. Akom and team!