Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)
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 primary purpose of Abraham House's After School Program is to provide academic support, arts enrichment, counseling, and youth development activities to give children of the incarcerated the skills they need to complete high school, pursue higher education or vocational training, and achieve economic independence. A parallel goal is to help parents appreciate the value of education as the path to economic independence and help them develop a set of skills that will support their child's academic progress. The program runs for 40 weeks during the academic year and for an additional 8 weeks in the summer. Progress will be measured by the number of students who complete program requirements, who are academically promoted to the next grade, and who remain free of criminal activity, and by the number of parents who complete program requirements and demonstrate positive support of their child in school. NCA/NCF