Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $150,000)
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 goals of the Nashua Police Athletic League are as follows: 1) to target area youth for PAL programs who live in 'at-risk' neighborhoods, 2) to build friendships and trust among police officers and city youth by providing opportunities to interact in a positive environment, and 3) to provide free enriching activities. PAL promotes health and fitness, while instilling the values of sportsmanship, academic achievement and fair play. Efforts made educate and reduce substance abuse and other juvenile delinquent behaviors. This program supports academic achievement with homework assistance and tutoring. It will track truancy, student grades and progress reports. The program will instill fitness and fairness among all of the members through the boxing club, recreational activity, daily enrichment activities, and constant exposure to positive community members. All participant activities will be logged. Daily attendance will be recorded (# of youth served). The program aims to monitor misbehavior through a formal logging process and intends to demonstrate positive change through the course of the program. The program will increase training among staff on a variety of youth related topics. All progress will be tracked. NCA/NCF