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Youth Serve

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $494,739)

Builders for the Family and Youth (BFFY) is a non-sectarian affiliate of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. BFFY's Youth Serve Project aims to eliminate the occurrence of violent behavior and other anti-social behavior among high school drop-outs and high-risk adolescents in the community. The goals of the Youth Serve Project are two-fold: 1) to offer a comprehensive youth development program that teaches based on emotional, social, educational and employment perspectives the skills, habits and attitudes necessary to succeed; and 2) to improve participant ability to avoid and handle conflict by: building communication skills; developing skills to develop healthy relationships with peers, family and community members; and negotiating social systems which impact their lives. An outside evaluator will conduct the program's multi-dimensional evaluation. The program's performance measures will include: school records, standardized measures for baseline and intervals post intervention, pre and post-tests for Computer Skill training and violence prevention programs, and Family Court and ACS reports on incidents of abuse or violence. BFFY will report these measures to OJJDP in the grantee's Categorical Assistance Progress Reports. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 2, 2004