Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $50,000)
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 goals of the Prevention Outreach Program are to present a drug prevention program to youth in the early teen age years, help the youth think about consequences of their actions, and provide tools to connect youth with relevant information concerning drugs and the decisions made by other students. Youth participating in the program will share their experiences, along with presented facts, to encourage other youth to "stay sharp" in their decisions. Indiana Teen Challenge plans to present this program to at least 50 groups of youth during the grant year. They will survey the responses and provide an avenue for questions. They will promote online information and prevention sites to the youth, parents and teachers. They will also send the group leader a review questionnaire asking for the impact of the presentation. NCA/NCF