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.

Youth Gang and Violence Prevention Project

Award Information

Award #
2008-JL-FX-0199
Location
Awardee County
Nassau
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2008
Total funding (to date)
$44,717
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $44,717)

The Five Towns Community Center is committed through the Youth Violence and Gang Prevention Project to reduce the growth and proliferation of youth violence and gangs through community mobilization, prevention strategies that include outreach, individual counseling interventions, after school services and youth leadership training. The project will provide parenting skills and gang awareness training. The target population will be 55 youth ages 7 to 15. These youth are of minority and working poor backgrounds, single-parent households; educationally underachievers, exhibiting behavioral problems in school, home and/or community; victims of drug abuse and/or involved with the juvenile justice system. Most research and model programs designed for gang prevention reveal that youth engaged in structured activities in a nurturing environment are less likely to get involved with the juvenile justice system than their peer counterparts who are on the streets after school hours. Progress and impact of this project will be measured by youth and parent participation in program services, academic performance, reduced school detention and suspensions related to acting out behaviors. Parents' verbal and written feedback will be solicited to measure the effectiveness of parenting skills training and gang awareness workshops. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2008