Raymond Coalition For Youth News

RCFY Team Admitted to the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Fellows Network
Submitted by Celeste Clark  8-21-15

Celeste Clark, Executive Director at the Raymond Coalition for Youth (RCFY) Mary Duff, Para Educator at the Raymond Middle School; Susan Frotton, Raymond Police Department  and Raymond School District Resource Officer and Tricia Wentworth, Guidance Counselor at Raymond High School have recently been selected as new members of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) Fellows Network based on the approval of their capstone project.

The Raymond Coalition for Youth (RCFY) team's Capstone Project, called My Choice T Diversion, is focused on certifying that the diversion program they offer has all of the necessary components to make it most effective to those who participate in it. 

 "This project addresses youth's drug and alcohol involvement through educating youth in the effects of drug and alcohol use and facilitating family engagement," said Shay Bilchik, Director of CJJR. "What is most exciting is that through the strengthening of RCFY's current diversion program this project has the potential to reduce substance-related recidivism in the community."


Celeste Clark, Mary Duff, Susan Frotton and Tricia Wentworth of the Raymond Coalition for Youth Named Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Fellows

Members of the RCFY team attended the Juvenile Diversion Certificate Program in October 2014 and were admitted to the CJJR Fellows Network in July 2015.

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, located at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy, advances a balanced, multi-systems approach to reducing juvenile delinquency that promotes positive child and youth development, while also holding youth accountable.  The Center works to focus the nation's juvenile justice and related systems of care on the key principles embodied in an evidence-based juvenile justice reform agenda, utilizing a multi-systems approach.

Celeste Clark has been the Director of the RCFY for over ten years and works to engage the community at a local, State and Federal level to bring services and substance misuse prevention into the community.     Mary Duff, Sue Frotton and Tricia Wentworth have been members of the RCFY for many years and have been a part of the RCFY Diversion team since 2008.  The four bring a multitude of experience and knowledge to the team and all are committed to the successful implementation of Diversion services in Raymond NH and our surrounding communities.    Through their combined efforts, and attending the CJJR, they have developed a meaningful program and look forward to its future success.  

For more information on CJJR Fellows Network, visit http://cjjr.georgetown.edu.

  The RCFY would like to extend a special thank you to the Endowment for
Health, Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention and our RCFY SAMHSA Drug Free
Community Grant for supporting the efforts to obtain this certification. 

The RCFY is a non-profit organization located in Raymond NH that engages the
community in supporting positive healthy choices for youth.  It takes a
community working together to support its young people for a successful

If you are interested in more information regarding the My Choice T Program
we encourage you to check out our website,  www.rcfy.org 

Information about RCFY is also on our social media sites that
are full of information, events, videos produced by our Youth Action members
and much more.  Facebook/RCFYouth, Youtube/RaymondCoalition or you may
contact our office at  info@rcfy.org  or 603 895-4735 x 125

Raymond Coalition for Youth empowers the community to promote positive youth
development and strengthen community assets by coordinating services and
opportunities through prevention initiatives, including suicide, alcohol,
tobacco and other drugs.

To learn more about RCFY please visit our website www.rcfy.org or check us out on social media such as Facebook, twitter and our YouTube video page.

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