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Girls Study Group

Award Information

Award #
2004-JF-FX-K001
Awardee County
Durham
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2004
Total funding (to date)
$2,674,999
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $600,000)

Play It Smart is a school-based program that uses participation in sports to promote participants' academic, personal, and career development. The program currently operates in 136 schools across the U.S. The current grant funds will allow the program to serve an additional 10 under-resourced schools. Performance measures include: number of program youth served; graduation rates; college acceptance rates; and number of community service hours performed. NCA/NCF

This is a supplemental award to Research Triangle Institute to continue activities on the OJJDP Girls Study Group. The Girls Study Group is an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners convened by OJJDP to develop a comprehensive research foundation to further the field's understanding of female juvenile offending and also to identify effective strategies to prevent and reduce female involvement in delinquency and violence. The activities of the Study Group are intended to generate theoretically sound, culturally and developmentally appropriate, and empirically grounded tools and strategies to help practitioners make a difference in the lives of at-risk and delinquent girls. This award will fund year 2 of the 3-Year Study Group's activities, which include (1) finalizing the literature review and secondary data analysis; (2) development of a review of programs that target female delinquency; (3) a review of existing screening and risk assessment instruments that are applicable to female delinquents; and (4) development of model programs for at-risk and delinquent girls. In addition, funds will be used to support web-based activities (both as a coordination tool for Study Group members and the website used to disseminate findings to the field). CA/NCF

RTI International Girl's Study Group is a multidisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners that develop a comprehensive research foundation to further the understanding of female juvenile offending and identify effective strategies to prevent and reduce female involvement in delinquency. The main objective of their proposal is to finalize tasks from previous research, examine several specific potential impacts of policies intended to reduce delinquency, and disseminate findings to practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and the general public.

CA/NCF

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Division Grants were established to provide grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117) -- H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366.

Research Triangle International (RTI) will implement the final phase of the Girls Study Group. The Girls Study Group is a multidisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners convened by OJJDP to develop a comprehensive research foundation to further the field's understanding of female juvenile offending. The Girls Study Group also seeks to identify effective strategies to prevent and reduce female involvement in delinquency and violence.

RTI will complete the following four main tasks in the final year of the Girls Study Group: (1) finalizing two remaining Bulletins from the Girls Study Group series; (2) providing follow-up technical assistance to the 10 programs that participated in the OJJDP Girls Study Group Evaluation Technical Assistance Workshop; (3) providing consultation to the National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) in revisions and updates to the online Risk Assessment/Treatment-Focused Instrument Tool for the Girls Study Group; and (4) preparing for project end by migrating the Girls Study Group Web site from the RTI server to the NTTAC server, submitting the Study Group's final report, and initiating a project close-out meeting with the OJJDP project manager.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2004