This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $198,700)
The purpose of this grant is to fund School Intervention Workers (SIW) to monitor, direct, and assist the school-time activities of juveniles on probation and promptly report issues and successes to probation officers and school personnel who can then help the juveniles successfully complete probation and school. As probation officers are not located on school premises full-time and have other duties requiring their presence elsewhere, the SIWs will work directly with youth on probation in the classroom and in extra curricular activities. Such work includes classroom mentoring, coaching, coordination of assistive services, addressing issues that arise during the school day, helping youth to maintain a stable presence in school, and involving them in extra curricular activities.
The Boys and Girls Home of Nebraska will operate an after school education program that will serve middle and high school youth who have committed minor offenses and/or have unique mental, psychological and behavioral problems. The program will report on performance measures including: (1) the number of juveniles that successfully complete probation and their term in school; (2) the number of juveniles that improve school performance, learn pro-social and useful skills, and remain out of the juvenile justice system; (3) the number of Spanish-speaking children and families that become invested in their communities; and (4) the number of juveniles returning from out-of-home placements and successfully re-integrate into the community. NCA/NCF