Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $530,000)
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).
With OJJDP funding, the Alameda County Social Services Agency will support the ongoing operational expenses of its Children's Assessment Center. The Assessment Center provides a neutral setting to perform basic physical and mental health screenings, while minimizing the trauma to the child and increasing placement stability. The agency will provide services to over 1,800 children this year. In addition to personnel and fringe, OJJDP funds will support a contract with Westcoast Children's Clinic to provide mental health assessment services, resulting in improved coordination between the mental assessment and child care functions.