HILLSBORO, Ore.- The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission recently awarded $424,080.20 in grant funding to the Washington County Keys to Success Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program. This funding is provided by the 2021-2023 Criminal Justice Commission Specialty Grant Program. The Keys to Success Program is designed for justice-involved, medium to high-risk youth with significant drug and alcohol problems who, if left without proper support and interventions, are at risk to recidivate. 

This program was created to hold youth offenders accountable while supporting and providing individualized direction and resources for them to make positive choices. Additionally, this program has helped countless youth to change the course of their lives for the better. 

The funds provided by the Criminal Justice Commission pay for program staff who supervise the youth and provide skill building, treatment services not covered by insurance, and training for team members.

“This important grant funding allows our Washington County Juvenile Drug Court team to continue doing their crucial work,” Washington County District Attorney Kevin Barton said. “Providing increased support and resources for at-risk juveniles who are struggling with addiction is not only the right thing to do, but it also benefits our entire community.  As District Attorney for Washington County, specialty court programs like this are a priority.”

“It is a tremendous benefit to Washington County families that the Keys to Success Program, based on best practices and OJJDP’s Juvenile Drug Treatment Court guidelines, can continue to support youth with this funding from the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission. The Juvenile Department is fully committed to the system collaboration behind this valuable resource,” said Washington County Juvenile Department Director Lynne Schroeder.

This program is a collaborative effort between the Washington County Juvenile Department, Washington County District Attorney’s Office, Metropolitan Public Defenders, Oregon Judicial Department, Washington County Health and Human Services, Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon, Latino Network and various community treatment providers. 

For more information on the Keys to Success Program, visit our website

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Stephen Mayer
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August 03, 2021