Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $249,827)
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).
This project will develop the Delaware County Center for Violence Prevention program. The purpose of the Center is to provide collaboration among existing anti-violence programs and initiatives in Delaware County. To develop and implement community awareness initiatives, educate youth, coordinate program initiatives between agencies. Provide research and data collection regarding the incidences of violence, resources and best practices. This Center will be developed from Widener University's Center for Social Work Education as an extension of the work done by the Delaware County Violence Prevention Collaborative. Approximately, 300 youth will be served through an anti-violence summit on an annual basis. Staff will assess data from all activities, including minutes, evaluations, attendance, website usage and feedback from agencies to assess progress. In addition, a consultant with expertise in program evaluation will provide evaluation services for the project. NCA/NCF