The City of Corning received Cohort 1 grant program funds in the amount of $1,000,000 to expand the Corning adolescent diversion program (Restore) county-wide. The program provides evidence-based case coordination, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and an advocate to work with the youth to complete a SMART goal. The grant term began on June 16, 2017 and runs through August 15, 2020. The program serves fifty (50) youth per year and has reduced the recidivism rate among graduates of the program by 400%.
The City received Cohort 2 Proposition 47 grant program funds to continue the youth adolescent diversion program mentioned above and expand it to provide mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, case coordination along with housing assistance (in the form of security deposit payments, utility payments, moving-cost assistance, and rental assistance), housing civil legal services, job training and paid summer work experience to 18-26 year olds. Cohort 2 is funded in the amount of $3,535,485 from August 15, 2019 to May 15, 2023. The city of Corning is the smallest city to receive funding.
Contact City Manager Kristina Miller for project related information. Contact Mary Brimm, Accounting Manager for fiscal information.