U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Neighborhood First Intensive Outreach/ Lfeskills Competency Program

Award Information

Award #
2006-JL-FX-0104
Location
Awardee County
Bucks
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2006
Total funding (to date)
$246,800

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $246,800)

The Neighborhood First Program (NFP) Outreach and Lifeskills Competency Program seeks to prevent and reduce delinquent behaviors in at-risk youth residing in the Lower Bucks County known as the Freedom One and Bristol Borough areas. Youth from these neighborhoods have a high incidence of truancy, exposure to gang activities and related violence. The Outreach seeks to identify, engage and motivate these youth to utilize prevention and intervention strategies. The Lifeskills/Competency Program seeks to expand knowledge in the areas (vocational, educational, career, community service) which will help the youth to succeed in their community. The program will serve 100 youth within a two-year period. Primary service activities will consist of weekly outreach contacts with parents, schools, probation and other community referral systems. Lifeskills/Competency's classes will be held three times weekly with transportation provided. Successful completion is defined as completion of a three-month cycle.Progress will be measured by the number of participants, their completion rate, truancy rate, and number of contacts with juvenile authorities. NFP intensive outreach programs seek to reduce truancy rates by 20%; to increase participant awareness and utilization of community resources by 40%; and pre- and post- testing will show a 50% increase in participants' knowledge and promote positive behavior and attitude changes. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 3, 2006