Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $800,000)
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 this funding Childhelp will place at least 100 children and youth involved in the child welfare system with a trained, certified foster family, and provide support services to these families as well as to birth families. The foster youth mentoring program will provide mentors to at least 100 foster youth ages 10 to 18. The Good Touch / Bad Touch prevention education curriculum will be delivered to at least 7 Michigan elementary schools, reaching approximately 500 children. The goal of these services is to combat and reduce the victimization of children, and increase protective factors for system-involved youth ages 0 to 18 in order to reduce juvenile delinquency, violence/crime, antisocialism, substance abuse, truancy, and poor academic achievement for children served by the Childhelp Foster Family Agency (FFA) of Michigan serving Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties.