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).
Phoenix Academy of Los Angeles' Youth Drug Treatment Program ensures that Los Angeles County adolescents will receive effective substance abuse, mental health treatment, and family services that they desperately need. The program's goals are to: 1) improve engagement and the effectiveness of family services in order to develop stronger family support for youth; 2) enhance residential treatment services by building evidence-based program capacity; and 3) improve educational outcomes for youth enrolled in Phoenix Academy. Phoenix House will accomplish these goals throughout the 12-month grant period by offering educational workshops for parents (5 per month); implementing multi-family group therapy (75 families); offering Spanish-language services and materials for all Spanish-speaking families and youth; incorporating family/client needs and suggestions into the program design through the use of the FAM-III assessment (80 families) and Phoenix House Satisfaction Surveys (80% of residents and 50% of families); reaching 90%-100% enrollment rates for residents who have been referred for specific groups; increasing access to tutoring services and improving parent involvement in grade-related decision-making (increased grades for 75% of students within first 6 months); and training staff in relevant curricula and group topics. NCA/NCF