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Sexually Abusive Youth Program

Award Information

Award #
2005-JL-FX-0076
Location
Awardee County
Prince William
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2005
Total funding (to date)
$986,936

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $493,322)

Youth For Tomorrow (YFT) is a residential home, counseling center, and private school for at-risk males and females ages 11-17. With a licensed capacity of 88 residents, YFT receives referrals from the juvenile justice system and social services The focus of YFT is rehabilitation and education recovery in a structured environment. Youth referred to YFT are at-risk for one, or more typically, a combination of criminal behavior patterns, substance abuse, sexual abuse (as victims and perpetrators), or in need of foster care due to abuse, abandonment, or removal from the home, and poor academic performance. YFT will establish new staff positions to facilitate the development of a Sexually Abusive Youth Program for boys and the corresponding special education requirements. In addition, YFT will provide extensive staff in-service training and professional development in the areas of recognizing and managing behavior of sexually abusive youth. Performance measures have been established including tracking individual and collective GPA's at regular reporting periods; SOL test results; tracking of admissions and assessments to ensure compliance; and number and duration of all counseling sessions. NCA/NCF

Youth For Tomorrow (YFT) is a residential home, counseling center, and private school for at-risk males and females ages 11-19. With a licensed capacity of 88 residents, YFT receives referrals from the juvenile justice system and departments of social services. The focus of YFT is rehabilitation and education recovery in a structured environment. Young men and women referred to YFT are at-risk for one, or more typically, a combination of criminal behavior patterns, poor academic performance (including expulsion), substance abuse, sexual abuse, or in need of foster care due to abuse, abandonment, or removal from the home. Funds from this grant will be used to establish and staff an Academic Resource Center (ARC) in YFT's special education secondary school to provide individualized instruction in specific skill areas, using classroom content as the substance of the remediation. Performance measures include: (1) number of students receiving individualized instruction; (2) utilization of ARC to reduce the number of self-contained students; (3) number of students receiving diagnostic and assessments through ARC; (4) number of students mainstreamed after participating in ARC; (5) number of ARC student/hours before returning to mainstream classroom; (6) number of students with academic difficulties removed from mainstream classrooms to ARC; and (7) number of disciplinary actions recorded.NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2005