Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)
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).
Bolder Options is a mentoring program that currently exists because of its dedication to its values and high-quality program components. The Bolder Options model is based on research-based youth development practices, which have shown significant results in the lives of youth. It is composed of four main elements:
' a focus on healthy lifestyles as a key to personal success in every youth;
' a dedication to a program which uses an integrated system of delivery that encompasses stakeholders from the entire community;
' a belief in program quality;
' and a reliance on evaluation to consistently improve program quality.
Bolder Options' comprehensive truancy intervention program coordinates family, community, school, and county resources in a united effort to combat truancy and juvenile delinquency. The purpose of this request is to expand this model to the Rochester Minnesota area. NCA/NCF