Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $245,946)
The Prince George's County Department of Family Services (DFS) in partnership with the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) is addressing the disproportionate number of youth involved with the juvenile justices system with educational deficiencies. In order to address these deficiencies, partnerships will be developed with providers such as Sylvan Learning Center and Huntington Learning Center to provide diagnostic assessments and remedial intervention to identified youth. Targeted youth will be age 10-17 involved in the juvenile justice system who are still in school or have dropped out of school within the last 30 days. Referrals will come from DJS intake, Spotlight on Schools probation officers and the Evening Reporting Centers. The goal is to improve academic achievement, resulting in graduation from high school and reduced recidivism.
Performance measures are consistent with OJJDP requirements: measuring the number or youth served and participation in programming and outcomes. The Department of Family Services will be responsible for managing the grant, monitoring contracts and completing programmatic, fiscal and on-line reports to OJJDP. NCA/NCF