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Children at Risk Intervention (CARI)

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Salt Lake City
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $469,533)

Because of the high number of juveniles living in Sandy City, the police department is taking a pro-active approach to identify those juveniles who are exposed to criminal activities within their environments. A special unit called the 'Children At Risk Intervention' (C.A.R.I.) has been designed to identify those children most at risk. The C.A.R.I. unit provides resources to help the children as well as their families get out of the difficult situations. The objective is to identify children at risk in order to decrease violence and abuse in the lives of children, adolescents, and families by finding alternatives to violence that can be developed in the community in a manner that stimulates interest, provides choices, and promotes action. The goal of the C.A.R.I. program is to identify children at risk in order to decrease violence and abuse in the lives of children, adolescents, and families. This will be achieved through the six main branches that comprise the C.A.R.I. program designed to educate and eliminate criminal behavior: the C.A.R.I. Team, Case Load Unit, Mentor Program, Domestic Violence Court, Teen Dating Violence Education, and Youth Court. The performance measures for the program are the measurement of statistical data from the police reporting system (Spillman) on the recidivism rates of at-risk youth; the measurement of the types of criminal offenses committed by anyone in the household of the at-risk youth; the C.A.R.I. unit will document all of the hours spent on each case to measure the effectiveness of the C.A.R.I. Program and the evaluation of data from each domestic violence case will be kept in 'CORIS', a specific computer program designed for case management and statistics. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 3, 2008