Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $300,000)
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).
The Rose Brooks Center will utilize OJJDP funds to support its Project SAFE violence prevention program. The school-based component facilitates support groups for children (1st ' 8th grade) in four school districts (Center, Grandview, Hickman Mills and Kansas City, Missouri). The early childhood component will be expanded to reach kindgergarten as well as preschool students with the Second Step violence prevention curriculum.
Funds will also support three full-time licensed Project SAFE therapists who specialize in working with at-risk children.