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1. San Fernando Valley Communities In Schools Gang Intervention/Juvenile Justice Project, North Hills, CA. 2. US Dept. of Justice. 3. 07/01/08-06/30/08

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Los Angeles
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $357,739)

The purpose of the CIS Gang Intervention/Juvenile Justice Project is to demonstrate the positive impact that gainful employment can have on the gang epidemic in communities. The target population is gang-involved and gang-oriented youth, ages 14 to 18, who have demonstrated a true willingness to reject gangs and violence, turn their lives around and become productive members of society. The goal of the CIS Gang Intervention/Juvenile Justice Project (GIJJP) is to increase current job training and personal development service capacity and serve more gang oriented and gang involved youth that want to reject gangs and violence. Objectives are to prevent delinquent and violent behavior and intervene with target population youth by enrolling 75 participants over 18 months and empower them to achieve self-sufficiency and gang-free lifestyles through actual job placements. Activities will vary based on individual needs of participants and include job preparedness, life skills and educational skills remediation, pre-apprenticeships, job-specific training, industry credentialing, job placement and incremental career development among others. Measurements include program enrollment, 90% participant service plan completion, 70% training plan completion, 70% skill attainment, 50% industry certification, 75% job placement and 60% job retention rates. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2008