Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)
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 Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program of New Jersey (NJ) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the students of New Jersey with the education, information and skills necessary to live drug-free and violence-free lives. Providing services to over 600 communities statewide, D.A.R.E. NJ has the experience, the knowledge and the network to deliver this high school drug prevention curriculum statewide, meeting the needs of our students, and the training needs of our law enforcement and education personnel. D.A.R.E. NJ proposes to meet the goals and objectives of this grant by providing the necessary training for D.A.R.E. officers and teachers to deliver a SAMHSA approved High School Drug Prevention Initiative. Funds will be used to support training sessions and related materials and an evaluation for effectiveness. NCA/NCF