Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)
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 Phoenix Houses of Texas, Inc. will provide substance abuse treatment for 50 Hispanic North Texas male and female adolescents ages 12 ' 17. The Phoenix Houses of Texas seek to reduce drug use among youth, return youth to a stable living environment, engage youth in school or job, and reduce the impact on the juvenile justice system.
The goals of this project are to expand education, prevention, intervention, outreach, outpatient and aftercare support services, sustain family programming for parents, siblings and other family members to ensure that youth and family know about the dangers of drug use and that the family can recognize the signs of use, reduce drug use, engage youth in school or job, return youth to a stable living environment, and reduce recidivism and the impact on the juvenile justice system.