Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $150,000)
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 Southwest Key La Esperanza Home for Boys is a child care facility providing residential services for male adolescents between 10 to 17 years of age. La Esperanza is an alternative to incarceration for male youth adjudicated through the juvenile justice system. The goals of this project are as follows: 1) To provide a safe and supportive environment for 26 male juvenile offenders annually; 2) To provide clinical and therapeutic services to 26 participating youth and their families; 3) To provide quality educational services to 26 participating youth; 4) To reduce and/or prevent incidents of further delinquency resulting in placement in a more restrictive environment for 26 program participants; and 5) To provide recreational and athletic therapeutic opportunities 26 participants annually.