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Juveniles at Risk (JAR) program - A delinquency prevention program targeting youth at the 12-13 yr age group. The program includes a parenting portion and "Boot Camp".

Award Information

Award #
2004-JL-FX-0204
Location
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2004
Total funding (to date)
$247,369

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $247,369)

The City of Huntington Park Police Department will implement the Juvenile At-Risk Program (JAR) an intensive intervention and boot camp program that will target at risk youth ages 12 to 16 and their parents. The project goals are :1) to reduce offending and delinquent behavior of 120 youth; 2) to reduce runaway behavior in the targeted population 3) to have 90% of the JAR parents attend weekly parenting classes, and 4) to reduce juvenile truancy by 75%..To accomplish these goals the project is designed to have youth participate in a 24 hour a day military style boot camp for the first week. The youth will receive individual and group education that is designed to improve skills that will enhance the youth's commitment to school. In addition to the one week of camp, JARS will 12 weeks of Saturday classroom instruction designed to improve youth decision making.

JARS will require the youth's parents to participate to the parent meetings designed to focus on family values, rules and discipline.NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 12, 2004