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Morehouse School of Medicine: Building Resilient Youth: A Multidisciplinary Approach (BRY-AMA) A Prevention and Intervention Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $1,000,000)

The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) will implement Building Resilient Youth: A Multidisciplinary Approach (BRYAMA) program to serve the following special populations in five Georgia counties: youth in foster care, at-risk girls, youth with disabilities, and fatherless boys. The program will build community infrastructure for long-term sustainable, coordinated and integrated services for at-risk youth and criminally involved youth. Two levels of intervention will be offered: 1) youth and family intervention, and 2) community infrastructure and capacity building. MSM will operate as an intermediary organization providing mini grants/sub-contracts to community and faith-based organizations in the target area. MSM will implement the program, subcontract with selected agencies, monitor site-based implementation of programs, monitor contract compliance, provide fiscal management, provide training and technical assistance and evaluate the program. The agencies selected for the mini-grants/subcontracts are Clayton County Youth Services Partnership, Dougherty Project Turn-A-Round, City of Monticello Police Department-Get Ahead House, Lamar County Activity Center and Family Connections of Marion County. A process and outcome evaluation will be conducted in support of the program's identified goals and objectives and in compliance with performance measures identified by OJJDP. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 29, 2007