Project Focuses On Whole Family To Reduce Youth Recidivism

Oct 16, 2020


  University Showcase Friday, 10/16, 8a: Young people who are caught up early in the justice system often face an array of challenges even before they get into trouble. Those can include untreated mental health problems, substance abuse and dysfunctional or violent home lives.

Four years ago Project Adobe launched at the University of New Mexico, funded in part by Bernalillo County, and it’s showing remarkable success in keeping young people from returning to the criminal justice system.

On this episode we talk with pediatrician Dr. Andrew Hsi, the founder and director of Project Adobe, which stands for Averting Disparities in Outcomes by Building Engagement, as well as Senior Program Manager Elizabeth Castro and Education Liaison Lapifany Campos.