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Project GO will work with DJJ, law enforcement, School districts, community partners, youth and their families to help reduce recidivism. We will work with approximately 100 youth.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $199,901)

A Better Way, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, faith and community-based prevention, intervention, and treatment organization designed to promote healthy living creating positive alternatives for children and families while reducing the likelihood of 'at-risk' behavior. The organization's ultimate goal is to reduce/prevent juvenile delinquency and gang-related activity/crime and develop and implement anti-gang interventions for children and families from a variety of multi-disciplinary methods. A Better Way, Inc. along with other community agencies proposes to provide a framework for implementing anti-gang strategies within a community-based, multi-disciplinary, anti-gang approach through feasible, realistic initiatives. Successful anti-gang strategies involve the proper balance of (1) attractive alternative to gangs, (2) effective support systems for young people and their families, and (3) accountability of young people to their parents, schools, and their communities. Through this proposed project, the applicant aims to reduce gang activity in the targeted area of the Midlands(Richland/Orangeburg Counties). Through intense educational, teaching, and therapeutic opportunities, children and families will be able to recognize and avoid risk factors of crime and drug abuse. They will learn to establish accountability, responsibility and make positive choices. Young adults and their families will maintain crime, violent, and drug-free lifestyles. A Better Way, Inc. plans to continue utilizing existing initiatives and enhancing others through community consultation and capacity building from local and state agencies whose programs are already in existence. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 21, 2007