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).
Federal funds will be used to fund the Independent Living Program, which will serve over 50 at-risk youth annually with the goal of ninety percent (90%) of the youth entering this program graduating from high school or achieving their GED and going into higher education or to a trade school. Each youth in the program will be evaluated using the Ansell-Casey assessment via the internet. NCA/NCF