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TARGETED OUTREACH: GANG PREVENTION/INTERVENTION, TARGETED RE-ENTRY

Award Information

Award #
1995-JD-FX-0007
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
1995
Total funding (to date)
$15,150,000
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 1995, $600,000)

Project Summary for 1995-JD-FX-0007

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has grown to serve some 3.6 million youth annually in more than 3,300 Boys & Girls Clubs around the world. The national organization, was founded in 1906 by the 53 local Clubs in existence at that time. The purpose: to provide leadership and programs for its member Clubs, while helping to establish new Clubs in disadvantaged communities. In recent years Boys & Girls Clubs of America has experienced dramatic growth, chartering more than 1,500 new Club locations since 1997.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's TARGETED OUTREACH is a proven comprehensive approach using effective techniques and strategies that direct "at-risk" young people to positive alternatives offered by Boys & Girls Clubs. Through a referral network linking local Clubs with courts, police, other juvenile justice agencies, the schools, social service agencies, and community organizations, as well as through direct outreach efforts, young people identified as "at-risk" are recruited and mainstreamed into Club programs as a diversion from gang activity. The approach acknowledges youth most "at-risk" of gang involvement are not seeking the constructive environment that Clubs have to offer. Upon recruitment, the targeted youth are mainstreamed into regular Club program activities in a non-stigmatizing way, while case management services and tracking are provided for a full year of participation.

The Targeted Outreach approach will be used to provide prevention, intervention, and reentry services to at-risk youth, gang-involved youth, and gang-involved youth returning from confinement respectively. This award will be used to expand gang prevention activities to 14 sites, expand gang intervention activities to two sites, and continue to support three targeted reentry sites. Funding will also support pass through dollars and training and technical assistance for targeted outreach activities in four sites where OJJDP is implementing the Gang Reduction Program. Finally, this funding will be used to support an evaluation of the targeted reentry program.

NCA/NCF

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's TARGETED OUTREACH is a proven comprehensive approach using effective techniques and strategies that direct 'at-risk' young people to positive alternatives offered by Boys & Girls Clubs. Through a referral network linking local Clubs with courts, police, other juvenile justice agencies, the schools, social service agencies, and community organizations, as well as through direct outreach efforts, young people identified as 'at-risk' are recruited and mainstreamed into Club programs as a diversion from gang activity.
The approach acknowledges youth most 'at-risk' of gang involvement are not seeking the constructive environment that Clubs have to offer, and the programs offered at Boys & Girls Clubs provide positive, developmental activities for 'at-risk' youth. Upon recruitment, targeted youth are mainstreamed into regular Club program activities in a non-stigmatizing way, while case management services and tracking are provided for a full year of participation.
The goal of GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH is to prevent young people between the ages of 6 and 18 from becoming involved in gangs. The goal of the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach is to change the behaviors and value systems of gang-involved youth using the local Boys & Girls Club and Club programs to facilitate that change. While the model is similar to GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH, the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach focuses on youth who are identified gang members. Built on the premise that personal development gains experienced by incarcerated youth must be maximized and then maintained in the community upon release for long-term positive change and normalization, the TARGETED RE-ENTRY approach is a unique collaborative that allows Clubs to support the transition of incarcerated youth back to the community.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America's continuation proposal will support outreach to an additional 20 new Clubs/communities, 900 new youth at risk of gang-like behavior and 70 identified gang members. Boys & Girls Clubs of America will continue support for four OJJDP selected Gang Reduction Program sites working with gang involved youth. BGCA will also continue the three-year evaluation of four TARGETED RE-ENTRY sites, with pass-through grants and support coming from an OJP grant. This process and outcome evaluation will be conducted by an outside evaluator and supported by BGCA's National Youth Gang Advisory Committee. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is fully committed to the TARGETED OUTREACH approach with its emphasis on community mobilization, outreach, programming and case management.CA/NCF

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's TARGETED OUTREACH is a proven comprehensive approach using effective techniques and strategies that direct 'at-risk' young people to positive alternatives offered by Boys & Girls Clubs. Through a referral network linking local Clubs with courts, police, other juvenile justice agencies, the schools, social service agencies, and community organizations, as well as through direct outreach efforts, young people identified as 'at-risk' are recruited and mainstreamed into Club programs as a diversion from gang activity.
The approach acknowledges youth most 'at-risk' of gang involvement are not seeking the constructive environment that Clubs have to offer, and the programs offered at Boys & Girls Clubs provide positive, developmental activities for 'at-risk' youth. Upon recruitment, targeted youth are mainstreamed into regular Club program activities in a non-stigmatizing way, while case management services and tracking are provided for a full year of participation.
The goal of GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH is to prevent young people between the ages of 6 and 18 from becoming involved in gangs. The goal of the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach is to change the behaviors and value systems of gang-involved youth using the local Boys & Girls Club and Club programs to facilitate that change. While the model is similar to GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH, the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach focuses on youth who are identified gang members. Built on the premise that personal development gains experienced by incarcerated youth must be maximized and then maintained in the community upon release for long-term positive change and normalization, the TARGETED RE-ENTRY approach is a unique collaborative that allows Clubs to support the transition of incarcerated youth back to the community.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America's continuation proposal will support outreach to an additional 20 new Clubs/communities, 900 new youth at risk of gang-like behavior and 70 identified gang members. Boys & Girls Clubs of America will continue support for four OJJDP selected Gang Reduction Program sites working with gang involved youth. BGCA will also continue the three-year evaluation of four TARGETED RE-ENTRY sites, with pass-through grants and support coming from an OJP grant. This process and outcome evaluation will be conducted by an outside evaluator and supported by BGCA's National Youth Gang Advisory Committee. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is fully committed to the TARGETED OUTREACH approach with its emphasis on community mobilization, outreach, programming and case management.CA/NCF

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's TARGETED OUTREACH is a proven comprehensive approach using effective techniques and strategies that direct 'at-risk' young people to positive alternatives offered by Boys & Girls Clubs. Through a referral network linking local Clubs with courts, police, other juvenile justice agencies, the schools, social service agencies, and community organizations, as well as through direct outreach efforts, young people identified as 'at-risk' are recruited and mainstreamed into Club programs as a diversion from gang activity.
The approach acknowledges youth most 'at-risk' of gang involvement are not seeking the constructive environment that Clubs have to offer, and the programs offered at Boys & Girls Clubs provide positive, developmental activities for 'at-risk' youth. Upon recruitment, targeted youth are mainstreamed into regular Club program activities in a non-stigmatizing way, while case management services and tracking are provided for a full year of participation.
The goal of GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH is to prevent young people between the ages of 6 and 18 from becoming involved in gangs. The goal of the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach is to change the behaviors and value systems of gang-involved youth using the local Boys & Girls Club and Club programs to facilitate that change. While the model is similar to GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH, the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach focuses on youth who are identified gang members. Built on the premise that personal development gains experienced by incarcerated youth must be maximized and then maintained in the community upon release for long-term positive change and normalization, the TARGETED RE-ENTRY approach is a unique collaborative that allows Clubs to support the transition of incarcerated youth back to the community.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America's continuation proposal will support outreach to an additional 20 new Clubs/communities, 900 new youth at risk of gang-like behavior and 70 identified gang members. Boys & Girls Clubs of America will continue support for four OJJDP selected Gang Reduction Program sites working with gang involved youth. BGCA will also continue the three-year evaluation of four TARGETED RE-ENTRY sites, with pass-through grants and support coming from an OJP grant. This process and outcome evaluation will be conducted by an outside evaluator and supported by BGCA's National Youth Gang Advisory Committee. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is fully committed to the TARGETED OUTREACH approach with its emphasis on community mobilization, outreach, programming and case management.CA/NCF

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's TARGETED OUTREACH is a proven comprehensive approach using effective techniques and strategies that direct 'at-risk' young people to positive alternatives offered by Boys & Girls Clubs. Through a referral network linking local Clubs with courts, police, other juvenile justice agencies, the schools, social service agencies, and community organizations, as well as through direct outreach efforts, young people identified as 'at-risk' are recruited and mainstreamed into Club programs as a diversion from gang activity.
The approach acknowledges youth most 'at-risk' of gang involvement are not seeking the constructive environment that Clubs have to offer, and the programs offered at Boys & Girls Clubs provide positive, developmental activities for 'at-risk' youth. Upon recruitment, targeted youth are mainstreamed into regular Club program activities in a non-stigmatizing way, while case management services and tracking are provided for a full year of participation.
The goal of GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH is to prevent young people between the ages of 6 and 18 from becoming involved in gangs. The goal of the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach is to change the behaviors and value systems of gang-involved youth using the local Boys & Girls Club and Club programs to facilitate that change. While the model is similar to GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH, the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach focuses on youth who are identified gang members. Built on the premise that personal development gains experienced by incarcerated youth must be maximized and then maintained in the community upon release for long-term positive change and normalization, the TARGETED RE-ENTRY approach is a unique collaborative that allows Clubs to support the transition of incarcerated youth back to the community.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America's continuation proposal will support outreach to an additional 20 new Clubs/communities, 900 new youth at risk of gang-like behavior and 70 identified gang members. Boys & Girls Clubs of America will continue support for four OJJDP selected Gang Reduction Program sites working with gang involved youth. BGCA will also continue the three-year evaluation of four TARGETED RE-ENTRY sites, with pass-through grants and support coming from an OJP grant. This process and outcome evaluation will be conducted by an outside evaluator and supported by BGCA's National Youth Gang Advisory Committee. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is fully committed to the TARGETED OUTREACH approach with its emphasis on community mobilization, outreach, programming and case management.CA/NCF

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's TARGETED OUTREACH is a proven comprehensive approach using effective techniques and strategies that direct 'at-risk' young people to positive alternatives offered by Boys & Girls Clubs. Through a referral network linking local Clubs with courts, police, other juvenile justice agencies, the schools, social service agencies, and community organizations, as well as through direct outreach efforts, young people identified as 'at-risk' are recruited and mainstreamed into Club programs as a diversion from gang activity.
The approach acknowledges youth most 'at-risk' of gang involvement are not seeking the constructive environment that Clubs have to offer, and the programs offered at Boys & Girls Clubs provide positive, developmental activities for 'at-risk' youth. Upon recruitment, targeted youth are mainstreamed into regular Club program activities in a non-stigmatizing way, while case management services and tracking are provided for a full year of participation.
The goal of GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH is to prevent young people between the ages of 6 and 18 from becoming involved in gangs. The goal of the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach is to change the behaviors and value systems of gang-involved youth using the local Boys & Girls Club and Club programs to facilitate that change. While the model is similar to GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH, the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach focuses on youth who are identified gang members. Built on the premise that personal development gains experienced by incarcerated youth must be maximized and then maintained in the community upon release for long-term positive change and normalization, the TARGETED RE-ENTRY approach is a unique collaborative that allows Clubs to support the transition of incarcerated youth back to the community.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America's continuation proposal will support outreach to an additional 20 new Clubs/communities, 900 new youth at risk of gang-like behavior and 70 identified gang members. Boys & Girls Clubs of America will continue support for four OJJDP selected Gang Reduction Program sites working with gang involved youth. BGCA will also continue the three-year evaluation of four TARGETED RE-ENTRY sites, with pass-through grants and support coming from an OJP grant. This process and outcome evaluation will be conducted by an outside evaluator and supported by BGCA's National Youth Gang Advisory Committee. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is fully committed to the TARGETED OUTREACH approach with its emphasis on community mobilization, outreach, programming and case management.CA/NCF

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's TARGETED OUTREACH is a proven comprehensive approach using effective techniques and strategies that direct 'at-risk' young people to positive alternatives offered by Boys & Girls Clubs. Through a referral network linking local Clubs with courts, police, other juvenile justice agencies, the schools, social service agencies, and community organizations, as well as through direct outreach efforts, young people identified as 'at-risk' are recruited and mainstreamed into Club programs as a diversion from gang activity.
The approach acknowledges youth most 'at-risk' of gang involvement are not seeking the constructive environment that Clubs have to offer, and the programs offered at Boys & Girls Clubs provide positive, developmental activities for 'at-risk' youth. Upon recruitment, targeted youth are mainstreamed into regular Club program activities in a non-stigmatizing way, while case management services and tracking are provided for a full year of participation.
The goal of GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH is to prevent young people between the ages of 6 and 18 from becoming involved in gangs. The goal of the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach is to change the behaviors and value systems of gang-involved youth using the local Boys & Girls Club and Club programs to facilitate that change. While the model is similar to GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH, the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach focuses on youth who are identified gang members. Built on the premise that personal development gains experienced by incarcerated youth must be maximized and then maintained in the community upon release for long-term positive change and normalization, the TARGETED RE-ENTRY approach is a unique collaborative that allows Clubs to support the transition of incarcerated youth back to the community.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America's continuation proposal will support outreach to an additional 20 new Clubs/communities, 900 new youth at risk of gang-like behavior and 70 identified gang members. Boys & Girls Clubs of America will continue support for four OJJDP selected Gang Reduction Program sites working with gang involved youth. BGCA will also continue the three-year evaluation of four TARGETED RE-ENTRY sites, with pass-through grants and support coming from an OJP grant. This process and outcome evaluation will be conducted by an outside evaluator and supported by BGCA's National Youth Gang Advisory Committee. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is fully committed to the TARGETED OUTREACH approach with its emphasis on community mobilization, outreach, programming and case management.CA/NCF

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's TARGETED OUTREACH is a proven comprehensive approach using effective techniques and strategies that direct 'at-risk' young people to positive alternatives offered by Boys & Girls Clubs. Through a referral network linking local Clubs with courts, police, other juvenile justice agencies, the schools, social service agencies, and community organizations, as well as through direct outreach efforts, young people identified as 'at-risk' are recruited and mainstreamed into Club programs as a diversion from gang activity.
The approach acknowledges youth most 'at-risk' of gang involvement are not seeking the constructive environment that Clubs have to offer, and the programs offered at Boys & Girls Clubs provide positive, developmental activities for 'at-risk' youth. Upon recruitment, targeted youth are mainstreamed into regular Club program activities in a non-stigmatizing way, while case management services and tracking are provided for a full year of participation.
The goal of GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH is to prevent young people between the ages of 6 and 18 from becoming involved in gangs. The goal of the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach is to change the behaviors and value systems of gang-involved youth using the local Boys & Girls Club and Club programs to facilitate that change. While the model is similar to GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH, the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach focuses on youth who are identified gang members. Built on the premise that personal development gains experienced by incarcerated youth must be maximized and then maintained in the community upon release for long-term positive change and normalization, the TARGETED RE-ENTRY approach is a unique collaborative that allows Clubs to support the transition of incarcerated youth back to the community.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America's continuation proposal will support outreach to an additional 20 new Clubs/communities, 900 new youth at risk of gang-like behavior and 70 identified gang members. Boys & Girls Clubs of America will continue support for four OJJDP selected Gang Reduction Program sites working with gang involved youth. BGCA will also continue the three-year evaluation of four TARGETED RE-ENTRY sites, with pass-through grants and support coming from an OJP grant. This process and outcome evaluation will be conducted by an outside evaluator and supported by BGCA's National Youth Gang Advisory Committee. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is fully committed to the TARGETED OUTREACH approach with its emphasis on community mobilization, outreach, programming and case management.CA/NCF

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has grown to serve some 3.6 million youth annually in more than 3,300 Boys & Girls Clubs around the world. The national organization, was founded in 1906 by the 53 local Clubs in existence at that time. The purpose: to provide leadership and programs for its member Clubs, while helping to establish new Clubs in disadvantaged communities. In recent years Boys & Girls Clubs of America has experienced dramatic growth, chartering more than 1,500 new Club locations since 1997.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's TARGETED OUTREACH is a proven comprehensive approach using effective techniques and strategies that direct "at-risk" young people to positive alternatives offered by Boys & Girls Clubs. Through a referral network linking local Clubs with courts, police, other juvenile justice agencies, the schools, social service agencies, and community organizations, as well as through direct outreach efforts, young people identified as "at-risk" are recruited and mainstreamed into Club programs as a diversion from gang activity. The approach acknowledges youth most "at-risk" of gang involvement are not seeking the constructive environment that Clubs have to offer. Upon recruitment, the targeted youth are mainstreamed into regular Club program activities in a non-stigmatizing way, while case management services and tracking are provided for a full year of participation.

The Targeted Outreach approach will be used to provide prevention, intervention, and reentry services to at-risk youth, gang-involved youth, and gang-involved youth returning from confinement respectively. This award will be used to expand gang prevention activities to 14 sites, expand gang intervention activities to two sites, and continue to support three targeted reentry sites. Funding will also support pass through dollars and training and technical assistance for targeted outreach activities in four sites where OJJDP is implementing the Gang Reduction Program. Finally, this funding will be used to support an evaluation of the targeted reentry program.

NCA/NCF

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's TARGETED OUTREACH is a proven comprehensive approach using effective techniques and strategies that direct 'at-risk' young people to positive alternatives offered by Boys & Girls Clubs. Through a referral network linking local Clubs with courts, police, other juvenile justice agencies, the schools, social service agencies, and community organizations, as well as through direct outreach efforts, young people identified as 'at-risk' are recruited and mainstreamed into Club programs as a diversion from gang activity.
The approach acknowledges youth most 'at-risk' of gang involvement are not seeking the constructive environment that Clubs have to offer, and the programs offered at Boys & Girls Clubs provide positive, developmental activities for 'at-risk' youth. Upon recruitment, targeted youth are mainstreamed into regular Club program activities in a non-stigmatizing way, while case management services and tracking are provided for a full year of participation.
The goal of GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH is to prevent young people between the ages of 6 and 18 from becoming involved in gangs. The goal of the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach is to change the behaviors and value systems of gang-involved youth using the local Boys & Girls Club and Club programs to facilitate that change. While the model is similar to GANG PREVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH, the GANG INTERVENTION through TARGETED OUTREACH approach focuses on youth who are identified gang members. Built on the premise that personal development gains experienced by incarcerated youth must be maximized and then maintained in the community upon release for long-term positive change and normalization, the TARGETED RE-ENTRY approach is a unique collaborative that allows Clubs to support the transition of incarcerated youth back to the community.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America's continuation proposal will support outreach to an additional 20 new Clubs/communities, 900 new youth at risk of gang-like behavior and 70 identified gang members. Boys & Girls Clubs of America will continue support for four OJJDP selected Gang Reduction Program sites working with gang involved youth. BGCA will also continue the three-year evaluation of four TARGETED RE-ENTRY sites, with pass-through grants and support coming from an OJP grant. This process and outcome evaluation will be conducted by an outside evaluator and supported by BGCA's National Youth Gang Advisory Committee. Boys & Girls Clubs of America is fully committed to the TARGETED OUTREACH approach with its emphasis on community mobilization, outreach, programming and case management.CA/NCF

Date Created: July 27, 1995