Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $75,000)
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).
Twin Cedars Youth Services, Inc. will operate two residential treatment, education and community reintegration programs for sexually aggressive and sexually traumatized youth. They expect to serve approximately 50 girls at the Anne Elizabeth Shepherd Home and its two step-down facilities, Owens Cottage and Reality House. Upon entering the program, residents receive psychological reviews, psycho social assessments, school records and other pertinent background information and a Master Service Plan and Individual Treatment Plan as necessary. Some youth also require and Individual Education Plan. The Community Mental Health staff offers individual, group and family therapy for residents and community youth who have experienced sexual abuse and trauma. Children's therapeutic engagement will also be enhanced by providing experiential interventions. Finally, leisure services and Balanced and Restorative Justice activities are offered on-site and off-campus and allow the participants to practice coping skills and are based on the girls' interests.
The objectives include the following: (1) To increase the number of clients who receive the necessary level of therapeutic services needed to maximize their potential for a successful re-entry to mainstream education and society; (2) To increase the number of former Twin Cedars juvenile sex offender residential students who receive support during their re-integration to mainstream education and society; and (3) To increase the number of clients who participate and succeed in educational programs and opportunities that are in line with NCLB. NCA/NCF