Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $400,000)
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 Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL) has created the RPAL One-Stop Youth Center. The center was created to provide a safe environment for youth to congregate and participate in enrichment programs after school. This organization will provide a comprehensive service delivery system to low-income Richmond youth ages 11 ' 18, Monday through Saturday afternoons and evenings. Participants will participate in daily tutorial/academic preparedness (Homework Club and leadership and development programs). In the evening a variety of recreational activities will be offered inside the new Hal Holt Gymnasium, including the newly created boxing program. It is the intent of this program that it will reduce youth violence in West Contra Costa, increase basic skills, increase high school and post secondary credential attainment, and provide livable wage employment opportunities. Program success will be measured through program attendance, academic performance, recidivism rates among offenders, and employment attainment among participants. NCA/NCF