Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)
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).
Para Los Niños' Ontario Family Resource Center seeks to expand services to provide a family-centered juvenile delinquency prevention program for at-risk youth ages 6 to 17 years, as well as their parents. Services will be delivered in the West End of San Bernardino County, California, which encompasses the City of Ontario and surrounding areas '' the most impoverished, underserved region of the county. The goals of the program are that youth be engaged and successful in their school life; that they have open and productive communication with their parents; and that they and their families acquire the necessary tools to address the stressors that can lead to juvenile delinquency. In pursuit of these goals, Para Los Niños will provide a range of family-strengthening programming based on best practices '' including family skills training, family education, and family therapy. All services will be provided through a case-management service model, ensuring streamlined, comprehensive care for program participants. Para Los Niños will draw on its quality-assurance practices to monitor progress toward the goals noted above. Specifically, evaluations, self-reports and a variety of activity logs to collect data related to numerous performance measures will be used to measure the effectiveness of the program. NCA/NCF