Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $400,000)
The OJJDP FY 09 Earmarks Programs further the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Explanatory Statement Regarding H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009), 155 Cong. Rec. H1653 (daily ed. Feb. 23, 2009) (statement by Rep. Obey, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House).
Children & Families First (CFF) will address the juvenile recidivism issues through its Delaware Girls program, a re-entry program for girls ages 12-18 who has been detained, as well as those referred as an alternative to incarceration. CFF will implement the evidence-based Functional Family Therapy (FFT) model as their treatment intervention for the Delaware Girls program. The plan will consist of a comprehensive assessment, service and crisis plans, FFT, and case management to 60-80 girls and their families. FFT will help the families address areas of conflict that were often the cause of the arrest. The short term outcomes will be on number of girls who maintain community placement without detention or incarceration admission; improve school attendance; reduce incidences of juvenile justice charges/adjudications; number of families who complete the FFT program and show improvement in protective factors and reduction of risk factors. NCA/NCF