Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $92,000)
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).
Greater Norristown Police Athletic League (PAL) has developed and implemented programs that address issues and provide positive experiences for youth between the ages of 5-18 on a year round basis. PAL, also works with area law enforcement to provide a well-balanced program of educational, recreational and arts activities.
PAL will serve 350 youth in track, boxing, wrestling, computer education, basketball camp, tutoring and summer programs. These activities will assist them in reducing the amount of juvenile offenders among participants, increase school participation and performance, and provide more opportunities for staff and volunteer training to ensure quality programs. PAL has developed a series of tools that will help to evaluate their performance and progress with all programs. These tools will continue to be used with participants and parents to determine the success. NCA/NCF