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.

Crisis Intervention Program

Award Information

Award #
2006-JL-FX-0319
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2006
Total funding (to date)
$987,228

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $987,228)

In 2006, Mobile, Alabama has experienced an increase in gang activity, charges for concealed weapons, drug trafficking and female aggressive behavior. A contributing factor has been Hurricane Katrina (August 2005) which caused displacement of thousands of families in three states ' Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. In order to cope with the increase in juvenile offenses, more treatment beds and aftercare programs are needed. Since 1992, the Mobile County Juvenile Court in cooperation with a local non-profit agency began developing and operating very successful community-based treatment programs for court ordered youth ages 13 ' 17. A consortium of community-based agencies is involved in assisting youth in returning to the community. Recent independent studies have shown that the continuum of care model developed by Mobile County has been very effective in reducing recidivism. This program seeks to expand by 80 youth over nineteen months those programs which offer residential, day treatment and aftercare programs that provide a year of supervised care to young people and their families. The goal of these programs is to improve the re-integrative outcomes for youth as they return to their neighborhoods. Success is tracked through quarterly reports provided to the Mobile County Commission. Performance measures include the goals of 75% of juvenile offenders completing the program, 80% of juvenile offenders that complete the program demonstrating desired changes in programmatic target behaviors,
serving 75% of families of juvenile offenders in the program and having 65% of juvenile offenders not re-offend within one year of completion of total program.

NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 4, 2006