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The Juvenile Justice Ministry Gang Intervention Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $98,722)

Metro Chicago Youth for Christ will implement the Juvenile Justice Ministry Gang Prevention Program with youthful offenders age 17-18 that are or have been incarcerated in the Cook County Sheriff's Boot Camp. The primary goal is to decrease the gang involvement of participating youth through the provision of one-on-one and group sessions that focus on positive social interaction; family and other adult relationships; job skills and employment; pursuit of educational and community involvement; peer pressure and time management; and identifying and resolving behaviors related to gang activity and involvement. Associated goals include improvement of employment status and attainment of a GED.NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 6, 2006