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JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION CONGRESSIONAL EARMARK PROGRAMS

Award Information

Award #
2000-MU-FX-K023
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2000
Total funding (to date)
$11,320,132
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $2,500,000)

PROJECT SUMMARY 2000-MU-FX-K023 S-3

The National Faith-Based Initiative for High-Risk Youth (NFBI) was launched in 1997 to test the efficacy of faith-based institutions in forming collaborative efforts that aim to (1) develop and implement localized strategies for reducing crime and violence; (2) improve educational achievement and increase employment opportunities for high-risk youth, many of whom are involved in criminal or violent behavior; (3) build collaborations between church/faith-based institutions and community and law enforcement agencies; and (4) recruit a high percentage of resident congregants that support the initiative and will develop a community infrastructure.

A new phase of programming, READY4WORK: An Ex-Prisoners, Community and Faith Initiative, will be implemented this year, and that is an aftercare/reentry program for youthful offenders in detention facilities. P/PV will use its experience, culled from years of work with faith-based institutions serving high-risk youth, both in the NFBI and in our Amachi program, a mentoring program for children of incarcerated or formerly incarcerated parent, to implement a new initiative that aims to reduce poverty, crime and reincarceration by supporting interventions that increase the labor market earnings, parental engagement and community reintegration among returnees, ages 14 to 18.

The goal for 2003-2004 is twofold: first, to wind down the NFBI, therein ensuring that each site has durable and sustainable organizational and programming infrastructures for working with high-risk youth; and second, to use the lessons learned from P/PV's field work and research to implement another initiative that focuses on developing the capacity of faith-based organizations to provide transitional services to returnee juveniles.
NCA/NCF

The Juvenile Ready4Work (JR4W) initiative seeks to: (1) strengthen returning juvenile offenders+ social networks and supports by providing them with mentors (group or one-to-one); (2) improve their educational outcomes and/or increase employment opportunities; (3) provide a range of case- managed wrap-around services, whether direct or by referral, to address the critical needs of this population; and (4) offer these services through effective partnerships with local faith-based, community-based, corrections and business organizations. These objectives are designed to serve the larger with the ultimate goal of reducing crime and recidivism.

JR4W is part of wider reentry initiative, Ready4Work: An Ex-Prisoners, Community and Faith Initiative, which targets adult ex-offenders ages eighteen through thirty-four. Funding for Ready4Work is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and other, private philanthropic sources.NCA/NCF

The Juvenile Ready4Work (JR4W) initiative seeks to: (1) strengthen returning juvenile offenders+ social networks and supports by providing them with mentors (group or one-to-one); (2) improve their educational outcomes and/or increase employment opportunities; (3) provide a range of case- managed wrap-around services, whether direct or by referral, to address the critical needs of this population; and (4) offer these services through effective partnerships with local faith-based, community-based, corrections and business organizations. These objectives are designed to serve the larger with the ultimate goal of reducing crime and recidivism.

JR4W is part of wider reentry initiative, Ready4Work: An Ex-Prisoners, Community and Faith Initiative, which targets adult ex-offenders ages eighteen through thirty-four. Funding for Ready4Work is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and other, private philanthropic sources.NCA/NCF

The National Faith-Based Initiative for High-Risk Youth (NFBI) was launched in 1997 to test the efficacy of faith-based institutions in forming collaborative efforts that aim to (1) develop and implement localized strategies for reducing crime and violence; (2) improve educational achievement and increase employment opportunities for high-risk youth, many of whom are involved in criminal or violent behavior; (3) build collaborations between church/faith-based institutions and community and law enforcement agencies; and (4) recruit a high percentage of resident congregants that support the initiative and will develop a community infrastructure.

A new phase of programming, READY4WORK: An Ex-Prisoners, Community and Faith Initiative, will be implemented this year, and that is an aftercare/reentry program for youthful offenders in detention facilities. P/PV will use its experience, culled from years of work with faith-based institutions serving high-risk youth, both in the NFBI and in our Amachi program, a mentoring program for children of incarcerated or formerly incarcerated parent, to implement a new initiative that aims to reduce poverty, crime and reincarceration by supporting interventions that increase the labor market earnings, parental engagement and community reintegration among returnees, ages 14 to 18.

The goal for 2003-2004 is twofold: first, to wind down the NFBI, therein ensuring that each site has durable and sustainable organizational and programming infrastructures for working with high-risk youth; and second, to use the lessons learned from P/PV's field work and research to implement another initiative that focuses on developing the capacity of faith-based organizations to provide transitional services to returnee juveniles.
NCA/NCF

The Juvenile Ready4Work (JR4W) initiative seeks to: (1) strengthen returning juvenile offenders' social networks and supports by providing them with mentors (group or one-to-one); (2) improve their educational outcomes and/or increase employment opportunities; (3) provide a range of case- managed wrap-around services, whether direct or by referral, to address the critical needs of this population; and (4) offer these services through effective partnerships with local faith-based, community-based, corrections and business organizations. These objectives are designed to serve the larger with the ultimate goal of reducing crime and recidivism.

JR4W is part of wider reentry initiative, Ready4Work: An Ex-Prisoners, Community and Faith Initiative, which targets adult ex-offenders ages eighteen through thirty-four. Funding for Ready4Work is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and other, private philanthropic sources.NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2000